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MINDEF VOUCHERS FOR NS FITNESS & ICT ARE TAXABLE

Since April 2016, NSmen who performed well in their roles and keep themselves physically fit are eligible to receive a NS Excellence Award to reward them for their commitment to operational readiness. However, it is a little known fact that this "Award" is taxable under Singapore law.

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SINGAPORE ARMED FORCES TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO FIGHT TERRORISM IN PHILIPPINES

The Singapore Armed Forces will be giving assistance to the Philippines to help them counter terrorism threats in Marawi. This comes after a meeting with the Philippines' Secretary of National Defense. Minister of Defence Ng Eng Hen said Singapore will provide humanitarian supplies, transport aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, etc. Both of them look forward to work together to combat terrorism so that ISIS-linked networks do not set up bases in Marawi and launch future attacks in the region.

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NETIZEN CLAIMS MINDEF COMMANDER MOLESTED HIM

A netizen who claims to be working for the Ministry of Defence says his commander sexually harassed and molested him and "a whole slew of other people". He says he is now afraid to voice out about the mental trauma he is going through because he does not want to be marked as a mental case and jeopardize his future career.

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MINDEF REMINDS PARENTS OF NEWBORN BOYS OF THEIR NS OBLIGATIONS

Singaporean parents of newborn boys were surprised when they received letters from the Ministry of Defence recenly. They were even more surprised when they read letters congratulating them about the birth of their newborn boys... but then their surprise turned to dismay as the letters were really meant to emphasize the importance of national service and remind them of their child's national service obligations.

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LAWS AGAINST CYBER CRIME PASSED, WAS IT A DIRECT REACTION TO MINDEF CYBER BREACH?

Laws were passed yesterday to criminalise individuals and businesses who illegally makes use of illicitly obtained personal data, including credit card or bank account information. The timing of the law being passed just falls in nicely to the recent news about Mindef's system breach, where personal data of several NS men were stolen.

While this law is timely, seeing that cyber crime is now rising in numbers due to everybody being dependent on technology, the timing of this law being passed certainly raises a few questions. Was the plan to pass this law was already in motion long before the Mindef cyber breach occurred? Or was this Law hastily pushed forward to be passed because of the Mindef breach?

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SHOULD HEADS ROLL AFTER MINDEF'S EMBARRASSING LEAK OF RECRUITS NRIC ON THE INTERNET?

So now MINDEF starts to apologize for the leak in Recruit's details, it really a grave mistake that they should have prevented it! With the confidentiality of military stuffs, this leak could cause trouble and problems to the new enlistees and their safety is at stake! Now I wonder how will our government answer to this as such leak of details could mean that someone (would-be terrorist) taking down all details of our soldiers and launch an attack of kidnapping at our soldiers and our countries.

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SG MAN LOSES JOB AFTER MINDEF REFUSES TO DEFER RESERVIST

A netizen has lost his job after failing to get the Ministry of Defence to defer his reservist obligations. According to the netizen, he had secured a job offer in Manila, Philippines, and immediately applied for NS duty deferment as he would be overseas for 2 years.

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MINDEF INTERNET SYSTEM BREACHED, DATA STOLEN! IS SG SAFE FROM CYBER ATTACKS?

Just recently, our dear PM had come out and said quite strongly that we must protect ourselves from online data theft, for this is the new wave of cyber attacks that we should be security conscious about.

And of all the agencies to have their system breached, it is MINDEF? The breach, which happened earlier this month, has resulted in the personal data of 850 national servicemen and employees being stolen. No classified military data were stolen in the breach of the I-net system, MINDEF said. Classified military information is stored on a separate system that is not connected to the Internet and has more stringent security features, it added. Even so, to have data of your employees and national servicemen stolen is not a good way to shout out about your strong defenses.

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