SAF SERGEANT ADMITS TO CAUSING DEATH BY ORDERING NSF TO DRIVE WITH NO LICENSE

A 33 year-old former Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) master-sergeant, Lee Kong Kean, admitted in court on Wednesday to ordering a full-time National Serviceman (NSF) to drive a jeep without a valid driving license.

On 11th May 2012, the 22 year-old NSF Cavin Tan met with an accident in the Marsiling training area, causing the death of one of his passengers and injuring two others, all of whom were NSFs. The four of them were taking part in a training exercise.

Lee later asked instructors to lie to investigators that Tan had stolen the jeep he was driving so as to pin the blame entirely on the young man.

Lee pleaded guilty to 2 charges of a rash act endangering human life, and attempting to pervert the course of justice. He will appear in court again on 22th April to receive his sentencing.

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