Yahoo Poll: Should NS defaulter Kevin Kwan come back to Singapore to face the music?

Kevin Kwan at the LA premiere of “Crazy Rich Asians” in. (File photo: Reuter/Mario Anzuoni)

Kevin Kwan, the Singapore-born author of the best-selling book that inspired the hit film “Crazy Rich Asians”, is a wanted man in the city-state for defaulting on his national service (NS) obligations.

Singapore’s Ministry of Defence says Kwan had failed to register for obligatory national service as required.

Kwan left Singapore when he was 11 and has lived in the United States since then. In 1994, Kwan’s application to renounce his Singapore citizenship without serving NS was rejected, as was his subsequent appeal.

Some online commenters feel Kwan should have served his NS, while others called the furore over his defaulting petty.

According to Mindef, if convicted for his alleged offences, under the enlistment act Kwan faces a fine of up to S$10,000 and up to three years in jail.

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