See your Member of Parliament (MP) to write appeal letter?
Meet-the-People Sessions (MPS) is the name of a
feedback/redress system developed in Singapore for citizens to meet
their member of parliament. The MPS are usually held once a week.
Many citizens see the MPS as an opportunity to resolve problems
that they are having with the bureaucracy.The MP will write a
petition letter to the relevant ministry, statutory board or any
concerned parties to appeal on behalf of the resident. The letters
are accorded a higher priority by the Civil Service as they come
from elected representatives.
Cases deal with a wide range of problems. These include, but are not limited to, family financial problems (e.g. health-cost issues, jobs, financial assistance), CPF matters, various licenses, HDB related problems (e.g. subsidized rental housing, obtaining a subsidized HDB flat), immigration issues, and appeals for school admissions and school fee subsidy.
Most sessions last past midnight to help residents effectively due to waiting time.
The process of meeting the MP or Ministers varies from constituency to constituency, but they follow a general pattern:
1) Registration and take queue number
2) Constituent meets the petition writer who pens the letter (either hand-written or via PC) on behalf of the MP
3) Wait and queue to meet the MP
4) Meet the MP in a separate room, constituent informs the MP of his/her problems one-to-one.
5) MP assures the constituent that they will look into the case and send the letter. For urgent cases, the letter will be typed out, sign by the MP and hands it to the constituent immediately. For normal cases, the letter will be vetted through by the MP’s or Minister’s Personal Secretary and sent out within three working days.
2.5 yrs NS years w/o signing on= 5 yrs regular years.(it's 1 NS year=2 year regular service)
go calculate the amount of regular days served then divide by 2 to have the NS years equivalent, add on the period he enlisted till right before he signed on as regular.
then minus the result from the 2 yrs and check the balance of NS service needed. Does it tally?