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MINDEF increases army food budget, combat ration to include Katong laksa, tulang

Posted on 22 February 2014

News coincides with announcement that Singapore will get a new army chief on March 21.

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MINDEF will be allocating more resources to make combat rations tastier for SAF soldiers.

This after SAF combat rations were panned by UK’s The Guardian newspaper for its paltry servings and limited menu selection.

Some new food items to be appear in field packs soon include Katong laksa, tulang, chili crab and oyster omlette — food that are traditionally unhealthy.

MINDEF’s tweaking of the combat ration also follows years of lobbying by AMARE (Association of Men for Action and Reaction).

The men’s organisation has complained all along that the practice of subjecting men to unrealistic demands to conform to ideal masculine, fighting fit body types and be of a high fitness level should stop.

Akshun Bayday, president of the men’s rights group, said: “One way for men to overcome this obsession with fulfilling other people’s demands on their bodies to be trim and fit is to eat more unhealthily.”

“And we are glad that the new incoming army chief is slowly but surely eradicating the masculine ideals of being a real man by first getting rid of the moustache.”

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