Tag Archives: mindef

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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