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PULAU TEKONG GHOST STORY: I KNOW WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT

I used to know the duty NCO for that night when Recruit Tham passed away. The duty NCO Corporal Ricky Chua was under Tekong CCO. On that night around 3 am, Tekong CCO sent vehicles to search for recruit Tham together with the officers in Charlie coy. In fact, those involved were quite excited about the search when they knew that one recruit was unaccounted for.

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[SAGA] MINDEF RESPONDS TO ALLEGATIONS OF PATENT INFRINGEMENTS

Some of you may have come across online articles alleging that the mobile battalion casualty station (BCS) bought by MINDEF had infringed MobileStats Technologies' (MobileStats) patent for its "Mobile First Aid Post". On top of that, the articles suggest that MINDEF is forcing MobileStats to close down, so as take over the patent rights.

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MINDEF STOLE MY INVENTION & BLED ME DRY

An inventor and medical professional, Dr Ting Char Ming, has decided to give up his lawsuit against MinDeaf for copying his invention and not paying licensing fees for it. MinDeaf counter-sued and won a lawsuit that got Dr Ting’s patent revoked after Dr Ting backed out because of a lack of funds. Like all losers, Dr Ting was asked to pay MinDeaf’s legal fees of half a million dollars.

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ARMY SAFETY VEHICLE CRASHES INTO NEWLYWEDS ON MOTORBIKE IN WOODLANDS

Madam Veenothini, who got married to her husband just three days before the accident, said she was disappointed that the three army personnel just stood around after the accident. The three included a safety officer and a soldier wearing a medic arm band. "They didn't do anything to help," she said. "All they did was stand around."

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SINGAPORE ARMY BOYS DON’T HAVE TO WASH THEIR OWN TANKS ANY MORE?

It typically takes nine men up to four hours to dismantle communications equipment from the Bionix armoured infantry fighting vehicle and hose it down. The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is also increasingly handing over the management and warehousing of combat equipment or stores in training institutes to civilian contractors. While outsourcing helps soldiers to perfect their combat skills, Ms Ellen Lee, a member of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Defence and Foreign Affairs, said doing some of these manual chores can help toughen up soldiers.

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MINDEF: NS IS A DUTY, NOT A JOB – THEREFORE, NO SALARY FOR YOU!

The National Service (NS) allowance is meant to support our full-time national servicemen in their basic personal upkeep, taking into account the accommodation, food and uniforms that are provided for them. Also, the allowance recognises national servicemen with heavier responsibilities, such as those in command positions. The allowance and rank pay of national servicemen should not be computed as salaries, as NS is a duty and not a job.

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THE INTERNET THINKS MINDEF’S BALLOON RADAR IS A CONSPIRACY AGAINST SINGAPOREANS

MINDEF has just announced that it is launching the Aerostat System – a tethered balloon radar capable of detecting threats up to 200km from Singapore – next year. The helium-based Aerostat System will potentially cut surveillance costs by up to $29 million annually. That makes sense given that the balloon radar can be up in the air 24/7 a year at the cost of helium refills. The alternative which is flying Gulfstream planes 24/7 would result in massive fuel and manpower costs.

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