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AWOL DOCTOR WANG YINCHU WAS “EXEMPLARY” STUDENT AND NSF

When Wang Yinchu left Singapore in October 2008 to pursue his military studies, he did so with a heavy heart. He was left with 1 month before his Operationally Ready Date (ORD), but his school term at a prestigious medical school in the University of Cambridge would begin before that. He tried asking the university for permission to matriculate later. However, the university advised him to reapply for entry the following year with no guarantee of admission. He also tried numerous times to get MINDEF to allow him to disrupt his remaining month of service, but this request was denied. Wang made appeals within the SAF and through his MP, but all these were inexplicably denied.

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