Star | Jane Lim must still attend National Service (NS) training because her brother’s death is not a valid reason for exemption.
NS Department director-general Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil said it had no authority to exempt the 17-year-old from the programme because her brother Ricky died nine days after his NS stint.
“If she wants to defer training or be exempted from the programme, she will have to submit an official request to our department according to normal procedure,” he said. Abdul Hadi said Jane could only be exempted from the programme if the reason given for her request fell under the conditions stated in the National Service Training Act.
On Sunday, Jane’s parents Lim Geok Kim and Meng Yeok said they would not let their only surviving child go for the training following the Ricky’s death.... selanjutnya.
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