Detention Barracks

AH BOYS TO MEN STAR SENTENCED TO 9 MTHS IN DETENTION BARRACKS FOR SMOKING WEED

Ah Boys to Men star and YouTube celebrity Noah Yap has been sentenced to serve 9 months in the detention barracks for the consumption of weed (marijuana). He was sentenced at the SAF Court Martial Centre. Yap, 22, is a full-time national service man who enlisted in May 2014 and was part of the SAF Music and Drama company when he made the offence.

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NO MERCY FOR PRC-BORN NEW CITIZEN: 1 MONTH AWOL RESULTS IN 18 MONTHS DETENTION

I felt so bad for Dr Wang Yinchu that I had to pen this column. I've been brewing on this for a few weeks now, and I just want to express by great dissatisfaction with our PAP government and their ridiculous laws, which in my mind, jeopardizes the future of young Singaporeans. Laws such as this that punishes Dr Wang for pursuing his dream of getting educated at an elite university to become a medical doctor. Come on, show some mercy, PAP.

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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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MINDEF: SEVERE PUNISHMENT FOR NSMEN WHO STILL FAIL IPPT

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen announced changes to the IPPT format today (23 Jul). Under the new IPPT format, NSmen will be required to complete three stations instead of five. The three stations are Push Ups, Sit-ups and 2.4 Kilometers run. These changes are only applicable to Operationally Ready NSmen. NSFs and SAF regulars are still required to complete the five stations under the previous format.

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TWELVE JAILED IN DETENTION BARRACKS YEARLY FOR REFUSING TO SERVE NS ON RELIGIOUS GROUNDS

About a dozen national servicemen have been court-martialled and sentenced to detention every year for refusing to serve National Service (NS) on religious grounds in the past 10 years, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen. In a written reply to a parliamentary question from Nominated Member of Parliament Eugene Tan Kheng Boon, Dr Ng said there has not been an increasing trend of such cases.

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SINGAPORE ARMY: WE ARE INVESTIGATING TO FIND OUT WHO IS THAT CHAO KENG KIA

It is regrettable that a Singaporean blogger has boasted about how he managed to dishonestly and blatantly get himself discharged from National Service. His dishonesty undermines our system of managing servicemen who genuinely suffer from mental illness. This servicemen had taken the care and consideration given to him by the SAF for granted. The SAF is looking into this matter. MINDEF and the SAF will continue to uphold the principles of universality, equity and critical need as we administer the National Service system. We will continue to ensure that servicemen with genuine psychological conditions are given the proper care and assistance.

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