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Foreign workers praised for being part of SAF protecting S’pore

Foreign workers praised for being part of SAF protecting S’pore

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They are the sixth pillar in total defence.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who spent two years reluctantly serving the nation, have come out to praise foreign workers.

This after foreign workers were seen helping to turn Lim Chu Kang road into a runway for aeroplanes to use like real soldiers serving the Singapore Armed Forces.

One local, Zho Peng, said he is glad Singapore can function with the presence of foreign workers: “NS for locals, now NS for foreigners also. Huat ah.”

Other Singaporeans said they were heartened by this sight.

Another local, Kai Xing, said: “As the sixth pillar of total defence, these foreigners can do more to protect Singapore’s interests.”

“Building buildings is hard enough already, so what is letting them serve National Service as well and giving them the right to bear arms?”

“So simple. I show you.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





Mothers apologise to SAF, Mindef for troubling them with taking care of NS-going sons

Mothers apologise to SAF, Mindef for troubling them with taking care of NS-going sons

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Mothers have issued a statement saying they are deeply sorry.

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Singaporean mothers from all walks of life, who have sons going to serve or are serving National Service, have come out to apologise to the Singapore Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence.

This after they said they understand how troublesome it feels for SAF and Mindef to have to take care of their NS-enlisting and enlisted sons and blamed themselves for causing this state of affairs to happen.

One mother, Dui Bu Qi, said: “I’m sorry, SAF and Mindef. It is my fault that my son has a preexisting condition that has not been diagnosed and declared.”

“If anything bad befalls him during training, it is most certainly my fault and his fault for being genetically-predisposed to ailments and not making his health conditions clearer to you all.”

“And as a result, he cannot defend his country properly.”

Other parents said they want to personally apologise to all the SAF regulars who are in charge of the full-time national servicemen serving NS.

Another mother, Zhen Bao Qian, said: “I’m sorry, commanders. Because I gave birth to a son, you all have been given this unwanted responsibility of ensuring he makes it out of training alive and in one piece.”

“If only other mothers and I gave birth to daughters, none of this responsibility would have been placed on your broad, IPPT-enhanced, rank insignia-laden shoulders.”

“And we’re sorry my son was being born in Singapore and as a result you all need to take care of him for two years to make sure he doesn’t die.”

“Truly sorry.”

SAF and Mindef must use Majulah power.

Posted by We Are Kanina on Monday, March 7, 2016

 

 

 

 

 





S’porean moms apologise to SAF, Mindef for troubling them with taking care of sons in NS

S’porean moms apologise to SAF, Mindef for troubling them with taking care of sons in NS

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Mothers have issued a statement saying they are deeply sorry.

ns-enlistment

Singaporean mothers from all walks of life, who have sons going to serve or are serving National Service, have come out to apologise to the Singapore Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence.

This after they felt that it is very troublesome for SAF and Mindef to have to take care of their NS-enlisting and enlisted sons and blamed themselves for causing this state of affairs to happen.

One mother, Dui Bu Qi, said: “I’m sorry, SAF and Mindef. It is my fault that my son has a preexisting condition that has not been diagnosed and declared.”

“If anything bad befalls him during training, it is most certainly my fault and his fault for not making his health conditions clearer to you all.”

“And as a result, he cannot defend his country properly.”

Other parents said they want to personally apologise to all the SAF regulars who are in charge of the full-time national servicemen serving NS.

Another mother, Zhen Bao Qian, said: “I’m sorry, commanders. Because I gave birth to a son, you all have been given this unwanted responsibility of ensuring he makes it out of training alive and in one piece.”

“If only other mothers and I gave birth to daughters, none of this responsibility would have been placed on your broad, IPPT-enhanced, rank insignia-laden shoulders.”

“And we’re sorry my son was being born in Singapore and as a result you all need to take care of him for two years to make sure he doesn’t die.”

“Truly sorry.”

SAF and Mindef must use Majulah power.

Posted by We Are Kanina on Monday, March 7, 2016

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans react to news that SMU’s oldest graduate is 45-year-old SAF regular

S’poreans react to news that SMU’s oldest graduate is 45-year-old SAF regular

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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A 45-year-old Singaporean man graduated from the School of Information Systems at Singapore Management University making him the oldest person in the university’s 15-year history to be awarded a Bachelor’s degree.

The senior military expert had received full funding from the Singapore Armed Forces to obtain his degree in SMU, where the average age of his classmates were about 20 years younger.

He has worked in the SAF for 24 years.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “Didn’t the government say degrees are useless in Singapore?”
Ai Tee Ee, 43-year-old bean curd seller

 

sian-half-uncle “Basically this guy is into the two things I hate most: SAF and studying.”
Kee Zho Peng, 71-year-old ex-convict

 

happy-bird-girl “This just shows you don’t need a tertiary education qualification in the first place to survive in the SAF.”
Qu Zhuo Gong, 18-year-old dropout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





NSFs say being made to do push-ups, run 2.4km is illegal and manifestly unlawful

NSFs say being made to do push-ups, run 2.4km is illegal and manifestly unlawful

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Being made to do push-ups is against human rights.

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Full-time National Servicemen (NSFs) from all vocations have come out strongly to condemn the actions of their superiors.

This after it emerged in court on Dec. 18, 2014 that an NSF who did not have Class 3 driving licence was ordered to drive a jeep by his superior, which resulted in it flipping and killing someone else.

This led the district judge to say in his judgment: “Perhaps one positive outcome of this case is that NSFs now know that they do not need to obey a manifestly illegal or unlawful order.”

This prompted NSFs to sound out.

One NSF, See Baey Chuan, said: “I cannot do 20 push-ups in a row or run under 10 minutes and 30 seconds as my body is not cut out for this kind of action.”

“Thank you judge, from now on I do not need to obey this kind of manifestly illegal and unlawful order anymore.”

Other NSFs also said they will not follow instructions they do not agree with.

Bu Zheng Qi, another soldier, said: “I have never stand-by-bed at home before so to ask me to stand-by-bed in camp is also a manifestly illegal and unlawful order that I will not follow from now on.”

 

Other NSF news:

NSman’s grandmother signs up for SAF Volunteer Corps with Naval Diving Unit

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

SAF halts all training, deems war misogynistic, offensive

SAF delivers Hello Kitties in time, prevents social chaos

SMRT to replace bus drivers with NSFs

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.

Manhunt on for full-time National Serviceman and maid involved in photo, blogger alleges

Manhunt on for full-time National Serviceman and maid involved in photo, blogger alleges

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By David Boey

This is the footpath off Bedok Rise used by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) soldier, believed to be a full-time National Serviceman (NSF), and a woman carrying a fullpack, believed to be his domestic helper, who appeared in that iconic image. To the right of this footpath is the public housing estate which is home to an NSF who made headlines in 2007, Dave Teo. Photo and caption: DAVID BOEY

PLAINCLOTHES officers believed to be from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) combed a housing estate in Bedok on Saturday (2 April’11) for the individuals in the infamous picture of a maid carrying a fullpack – but failed to find their targets.

The officers gathered along Bedok Rise, which is near the Tanah Merah MRT station, for a quick debrief yesterday evening and were observed by this blogger. The group stood out in the quiet estate because I have seen police surveillance teams in action and somehow sensed the group did not fit in with the streetscape.

One officer was overheard updating an unnamed party via mobilephone that there were x targets for the day and the maid at one premises was not in.

What gave the game away was an A4 size colour photocopy of two pictures in a local newspaper story that compared the real picture with a fake image of the anonymous soldier, believed to be a full-time National Serviceman (NSF), and a woman whom netizens believe is his domestic helper. Pictures in the 90C story were enlarged and printed in portrait format, possibly to serve as a handy reference for the officers. (By uncanny coincidence, I used the same picture as reference but saved an image of the newspaper article on my mobilephone. I felt it was more discrete as observers would think I was checking my SMS messages whenever I looked at the image on the phone.)

To read on, click here.

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For a full-time National Serviceman’s views on the maid issue, click here.

To find out who is REALLY behind the photo, click here.