Malaysia’s Nation Service (NS) began in 2003. Today it is the year 2008.
2008′s NS is the fifth stint. Each stint last 3 months.
- 5 stints x 3 months per stint = 15 months total NS time
Each stint is divided into 3 batches that begin NS at different times. Each batch has around 24,000 kids.
- 5 stints x 3 batches per stint x 24,000 kids per batch x = 360,000 kids
- 21 deaths over 15 months of NS time is 1.4 deaths per month
- 21 deaths out of 360,000 kids is 0.0583% of all participants dying
Now compare the US invasion of Iraq:
The Iraq War began in 20 March 2003. Today it is the year 2008. Since the War has been continuous, that’s…
- 62 months of war so far
The total number of American and British soldiers sent in tours is around…
- 150,000 professional troops
Since the Iraq War began…
- 4000 American soldiers have died
They took at least 23,000 terrorists with them, so much the better for the rest of us potential terror targets.
- 4000 deaths over 62 months of action is 64.516 deaths per month
- 4000 deaths out of 150,000 troops is 2.667% of all combatants dying
Therefore, the Iraq War has 46 times the rate of death of Malaysia’s National Service.
The Iraq War also has 45.7 times the lethality percentage of Malaysia’ National Service (rounds to 46 times).
CONCLUSION: Malaysia’s peacetime, no combat training, no enemy fire National Service is 46 times less lethal towards its participants than the US Armed Forces’ wartime, constant combat, plentiful enemy snipers and roadside bombs and suicide car bombs Iraq War.
Yes!!!! America lose to us!!! Malaysia Boleh!!!
(But God forbid what kind of statistics we will have in the event of an actual war.)
And on a serious note, Singapore’s National Service has combat training, yet manages far fewer deaths than Malaysia’s. WTF?!!
Above are from Malaysian Politics Motivational Posters
Kudos to Dr. Hsu for linkage!