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If Singapore is serious about sports, it needs to relax National Service rules for athletes

Harry Birtwistle, the first Singapore-born player to sign with an English Premier League club, courted controversy for not wanting to serve National Service and had applied to renounce his citizenship. Singapore-based Rasvinder Singh says the rules need to be relaxed for athletes, as playing abroad can be seen as a service to the nation.