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500 S’porean men, women & children start volunteer army to protect MINDEF from online harassment

500 S’porean men, women & children start volunteer army to protect MINDEF from online harassment

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News of harassment affected locals so much they have taken situation into own hands.

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Concerned that the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) is unable to sufficiently protect itself from repeated online harassment, 500 Singaporean men, women and children have started a volunteer army unit to help stave off any further intimidation.

This after it was reported that the donation-dependent website, The Online Citizen, had successfully harassed MINDEF, despite the ministry expending billions of dollars on defence spending each year to acquire technologically-sophisticated weaponry to protect Singapore and itself from greater external threats.

One of the local men, Jin Seow Onn, who is chief commander of the volunteer army, said he, his wife and three children were deeply moved by the plight of MINDEF after reading about it in the news detailing its struggle to put up a resistance against an online website run by a handful of volunteers: “I cannot sit idly by as MINDEF is getting cyber assaulted by shadowy, nebulous figures on the Internet,” he said as he wiped the tears of patriotic anguish from his eyes.

“MINDEF’s inability to protect itself has moved me to act on their behalf. I pledge to keep MINDEF safe from any threats posed by websites emanating from Singapore that provoke the sovereignty of Singapore by targeting our military defence ministry with thousands of clicks generated by other Internet users.”

Other Singaporean men said MINDEF’s struggle at fending for itself is proof that Total Defence is a mindset that needs to be cultivated from young.

One such local man, Bao Hu Guo, said: “That is why I am getting my two children, aged three and four, to join me in this struggle for what is right and what is pure.”

“I need to remind them, and other Singaporeans at large, if we do not do anything to protect MINDEF, then nobody else would.”

“We cannot let the weak face any more adversity alone.”

 

Oh no! MINDEF is in trouble:

Donation-dependent website successfully harasses multi-billion-dollar MINDEF military organisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Donation-dependent website successfully harasses multi-billion-dollar MINDEF military organisation

Donation-dependent website successfully harasses multi-billion-dollar MINDEF military organisation

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Despite MINDEF’s tough exterior, they are still a sensitive new age military organisation deep down inside.

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A local donation-dependent website, The Online Ciitzen, has been found by the Singapore court to have successfully harassed the Ministry of Defence, the multi-billion-dollar military organisation that serves as the first and last line of defence for the country.

This after the court granted the application by MINDEF under the Protection from Harassment Act (POHA) against Dr Ting Choon Meng and The Online Citizen.

MINDEF, an institution that is part of the country’s military-industrial complex, which took more than 40 years to build up, took exception to some statements made about it that are deemed false and have reportedly caused them to feel sad.

Defence analyst, Qu Da Zhang, said, this successful harassment of one of Singapore’s most tenacious institutions by a website run by volunteers who depend on public donations, reveal a number of interesting observations about MINDEF.

Qu said: “It is great to see that MINDEF, a multi-billion institution tasked with the all-important purpose of protecting Singapore’s sovereignty as a nation from the threats from abroad, feels harassed by a few statements from a donation-dependent website.”

“This signals to the world that Singapore’s defence force has an Achilles heel that can be exploited as it has feelings that can be exploited.”

“Future threats to our country could include the setting up of donation-funded websites based abroad that repeatedly make statements to hurt MINDEF’s feelings and cause them to feel harassed, while depriving them of any possible avenues for legal recourse as the United Nations will never entertain such complaints.”

“If exploited for maximum effect, this could cause MINDEF to feel wounded as their feelings are repeatedly hurt and eroded with allegations, which might cause the organisation to suffer depression and unable to function.”

“Then again, it could show that even though MINDEF has a tough exterior powered by balls and steel, deep down inside it is still a fuzzy ball of emotions and feelings.”

“MINDEF’s tough exterior and soft core really makes it out to be a Sensitive New Age Military Organisation (SNAMO).”

 

Thousands of Singaporean men also feel harassed:

S’porean applies for Protection from Harassment Act against SAF after receiving multiple unsolicited IPPT SMS reminders, SAF100

Thousands of S’porean men say they feel very harassed by MINDEF, especially during NS

 





Thousands of S’porean men say they feel very harassed by MINDEF, especially during NS

Thousands of S’porean men say they feel very harassed by MINDEF, especially during NS

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This after MINDEF said they feel harassed by a Singaporean Son.

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Tens of thousands of Singaporean boys and men from all walks of life who are still serving or have served National Service, have come out to publicly say they feel very harassed by the Ministry of Defence.

This after MINDEF said they feel harassed by a local inventor, Dr Ting Choon Meng, who made some statements, which were deemed worthy enough to have the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) send a lawyer’s letter to him, and which could see the Protection from Harassment Act used against him.

One Singaporean Son, Zho Peng Leow, said MINDEF coming out to admit they feel harassed gave him the courage to also come out to admit he used to feel harassed all the time in NS by MINDEF: “I always felt harassed by MINDEF because I had to do whatever they told me to do and I’m always threatened with punishment if I disobeyed orders.”

“In NS, everyday I was asked to knock it down and do push-ups over minor infringements. I had to stay in. Cut off all my hair. Many times I lacked sleep. Sometimes I do push-ups have to count from minus five to 20, which is a no-no because it is stipulated that soldiers must only do 20 push-ups maximum. So I definitely felt harassed.”

Another Singaporean Son, said he felt even more harassed when he and his platoon were punished even when they followed orders during NS: “I felt very harassed in NS because we were always asked to touch the tree and come back and keep dropping to do push-ups, even when we did what we were told.”

“I honestly felt the most harassed when I was outfield and asked to dig trench. Then after that still kena tekan.”

Other Singaporean Sons said the harassment they experienced can last for many, many years even after they have served NS.

Qu Ah Tee, a NSmen who is not even halfway through his seven high-key and three low-key reservist cycle, said he feels harassed every year as he needs to go back to camp for two to three weeks, take IPPT and if he fails, go complete RT: “This is long-term harassment. You thought the harassment will end with the end of NS. But no. It will carry on. You will keep feeling harassed for at least 10 more years of your life.”

 

More stories about Singaporean Sons feeling harassed:

NSF recruits say monthly SAF allowance of $480 is ‘not derisory enough’

$10,000 notes phased out in S’pore as they are not derisory enough

Changes to IPPT part of Mindef’s commitment to developing a fully female armed forces

Changes to IPPT part of Mindef’s commitment to developing a fully female armed forces

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Mindef slowly easing pressure on Singaporean men, moving towards a fully female armed forces.

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Saying that the changes to make the IPPT into a three-station walk in the park is one of the ways of easing pressure on Singaporean men to serve the country, Mindef said on July 26, 2014, that the next few enhancements to National Service policy will see Singapore training a fully-female armed forces to defend the country.

Supreme General of the Army, Jin Seow Onn, said: “After years of pressure for feminist organisation, Aware, we have no choice but to make things more equal.”

“The next phase of our policy is to remove men from active service so that Singapore will have a women-only armed forces.”

Supreme General Jin also said that changes to these recent IPPT to include sit-ups, push-ups and 2.4km run is to make the force more female-friendly.

The next step is to give out more CPF awards and more attractive maternity benefits for the women and their husbands, who would no longer need to serve NS or reservist, who just need to maintain active duty in the bedroom.

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

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

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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.”

I’m sorry, Dr Tony Tan, but you’re too smarmy

I’m sorry, Dr Tony Tan, but you’re too smarmy

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 I would rather swallow my ballot paper than vote for you. 

By Belmont Lay

Recently, some Singaporeans became professionally angry again.

They found out that Patrick Tan, who is presidential aspirant Tony Tan‘s son, did not exactly serve a normal National Service stint.

Patrick wasn’t out digging trenches or leopard crawling in mud as much as other proud sons of this glorious Republic did or have to do under normal circumstances.

And it just so happened that his NS stint, which was deferred long enough for one cycle of zodiac signs to elapse, coincided with his Daddy’s vocation as Minister of Defence. Oh well.

In other words, Patrick became a non-flashy version of Tony Stark during that time when he should have been running around feeling vomity from the heat and pain of regular training and the awareness of youth lost and doing things generally abhorred by servicemen. Read the full story