Serve your Nation -- National Service

I’m not chosen for the National Service. Lucky me eh? I’m not quite sure how the choosing of trainees was carry out, randomly maybe?
Some of my friends are chosen for NS. Well, good thing or not, it depends.

For you guys who doesn’t have a clue what National Service is, it is actually a government service program participated by male or with female of a country, usually at the age of 18. This program mostly focuses on military service. In Malaysia, the NS is also known as the Program Latihan Khidmat Negara (PKLN), which its aim is to instill the spirit of patriotism into the heart of the younger generations. Form 5 school leavers are chosen randomly ( I’m not quite sure whether “random” is the right word ~_^ ) to participate in NS.

Below are some of the opinions I’ve got from my NS-chosen friends. It seems like there are positives, and of course negatives too. Due to the privacy right of my buddies (and to preventing them from getting any trouble, lolz), no names will be mention.
Okay, let’s have a look on the opinions and reactions :
1) Yeah! It’s fun kay!
2) Oh man… My schedules were ruined….
3) Aiya…. cincai lar….
4) Hmm… I’m sure it’ll be a great experience
5) 3 months man! THREE MONTHS!!!!
6) Stay tuned for my slim + fit body and my wonderful tanned skin 3 months later!

( yeah right Mr. Macho -___- )

Many asked me what’s the way to avoid it. Well, it seems like there are no legal ways to avoid NS, except for serious medical reasons and educational purposes, but that usually just gives you the ticket to shorten your period of service.

Okay when there’s pros there’s cons, right? I mean, let’s face it, since the official launch of Malaysia’s National Service, problems have been happening ENDLESSLY. Let’s just don’t talk about the minor problems such as its “tasty-licious” food and “fragrence-like” toilets (heard from my friends), the major problems in NS are fatal. Security and cleanliness are still very walao eh. Let’s look at some trainees fatalities during the period of serving NS.

Ili Ameera Azlan, 17, died on 18th January was attached to the Ayer Keroh, Melaka camp after suffering breathing difficulties. The parents were paid RM 35,000.
1 March 2007 P. Prema from Kajang, Selangor, attached to the Kisana Beach Resort Camp, Kelantan was found unconscious in a toilet at Jeram Linang (0230 hours). She was taken to the Tengku Anis Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
3 September 2007, Mohd Rafi Ameer, 18, died at 10.30pm after having fever for 1 week. Rafi called his sister and telling her that he had fever and that his leg had been swollen for nearly a week after he fell during training. Rafi death making a total of 20 death case in the National Service training camps since 2004.

Nurul Ashikin Karino, 17, died on 14th May at the Han Sui, Tawau, Sabah camp. Karino Jalani (father of the deceased) claimed that he was not allowed to meet his daughter who fell and was injured as part of a training accident
S. Theresa Pauline, 17, died on June 11th was attached to the Karisma Camp, Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan. She was admitted to the hospital on May 23rd after having fits. Her death was attributed to viral meningoencephaliti. Her father, S. Sarimuthu was paid RM 32,000

Awang Mohd Fazil Awang Borhan, 17, Died on April 23 was attached to the Simalajau Camp, Bintulu, Sarawak. He was swimming with 36 other trainees at Sungai Cina, Matang, Kuching, Sarawak.
T. Saravana, 18, attached to the Ethnobotany Camp, Gua Musang, Kelantan. The trainee from 1614A Hospital Quarters, Taiping, Perak drowned while picknicking at Sungai Taman Wangi, Gua Musang, about 3 kilometres from his camp, with 250 trainees and 10 trainers.

Info Source – Wikipedia

So what’s with the NS? What things do we actually earn? The first thing you are going to earn is the RM300 pay, (or salary? Or compensate?.... Whatever~ ). Seriously, one will surely get some new friends, or even best buddies in there. Maybe it’s because they’ve went through the “hard times” together. Lolz. One will definitely too, learn the way of living harmony with others. And last but not least, one’s body will become fitter and about the skin color…. Well… you know…. Mr. Africa. -_____ -

To my friends or whoever is going to the National Service, I wish you all the best and have fun there!



Anonymous said...

hahaz y say til lk tat leh
i actuali cnt wait to go leh
wont die so easy de gua LOLZ
u too ba, get well soon XD

- Thirteen - said...

dont get me wrong
I wasn't saying its bad thing or what...
I've talk about both its good and bad mer...
just want to discuss everything with you all..

Anonymous said...

u oso dun get me wrong
im nt scoldin u pun
nonit so serious eh
tmr baru gt new post on my blog
thn baru send u rest of da pics ba

- Thirteen - said...

thx and awaitz ur new updatez


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