The Singaporean Parliament is discussing several improvements to the National Service (NS), including raising the insurance coverage provided for servicemen.
All male Singaporean citizens and second-generation permanent residents are required to serve for two years in active duty, whether in the Singapore Armed Forces, Singapore Police Force, or Singapore Civil Defence Force.
Workers’ Party MP Gerald Giam (Aljunied GRC) proposed an upgrade to the SG$150,000 group term life and group personal accident insurance coverage provided by the Ministry of Defence, The Straits Times reported. The current insurer for the MINDEF and Ministry of Home Affairs is Aviva.
According to Giam,