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MINDEF HITS BACK AT MAN WHO SAID FAILED DEFERMENT LOST HIM A JOB OFFER

In a stunning turn of events, after NS Corporal Mervyn Chain complained in a Straits Times Forum Letter about his failed reservist deferrment costing him a job offer, the Ministry of Defence went on the attack and shamed him as they explained the grounds for rejecting his deferment application. In essence, MINDEF announced that he was granted deferment on 3 separate occasions but he flouted the terms of the deferment and came back to Singapore for extended periods of time even though he was supposed to be overseas.

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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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SCDF ABUSING ITS RESERVISTS BY MAKING THEM DO "CHANGE PARADES"?

A reader shared a Facebook post by an angry Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) reservist who was forced to undergo a "change parade" due to the SCDF giving out wrongly worded orders. According to the reservist, he was told to report to camp in civilian attire, but was denied entry because the camp wanted them to report in full uniform. When they finally clarified with SCDF HQ that they were indeed told to report in civilian attire, the camp security still insisted that the reservists go home and change to full uniform or else they would be penalized!

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THANK YOU MINDEF, YOU HAVE ENSURED THAT I WILL NEVER VOTE PAP AGAIN

i am age 48, working overseas... i was an officer during my army days. my last reservist was in year 1999. due to my age and medical condition, i recently downgraded to pes e. for so many years, mindef nvr call me up for any reservist. suddenly today, i received a letter from mindef stating that i committed offence reg 27 enlistment regulation for not reporting for reservist?

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[EDITORIAL] PAP MINISTER MADE CLARIFICATION OVER NSMEN COMMENT AMIDST PUBLIC BACKLASH, BUT IS IT SUFFICIENT?

On 28 Feb, All Singapore Stuff received a submission from a reader (who requested to be anonymous) who shared his experience as a NSF clerk who dealth with AWOL cases. That submission blasted Josephine Teo for misreading the ground and reflected Singaporeans' unhappiness over PAP MPs' indifference over the pathetic allowances that NSF are getting .........

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NSMEN WHO FAIL IPPT CAN NOW PLAY SPORTS INSTEAD OF RT

NSmen who have failed their IPPT can now choose to participate in sports such as football, or activities such as a weight-loss regime, under a modified remedial training scheme. It is understood that the new scheme has started in phases, and it will be fully implemented on September 1. Currently, NSmen who fail their IPPT have to go for remedial training lasting up to 20 sessions. The training usually focuses on helping them improve on stations that they failed in, such as chin-ups or the 2.4km run.

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WHAT'S WRONG WITH NATIONAL SERVICE IN SINGAPORE?

The point I’m trying to make is that the National Service system severely disrupts the lives of civilians who fail an annual physical fitness test, by increasing their obligation to National Service by almost 4 times! That’s harsh and I would argue unjust. It does not take into account the record of service or the original expectation of our supposed duty to the country. I’ve probably spent more time trying to pass this damn test than actually being a military reserve for the SAF. So I ask, is that fair? Is this how you acknowledge your supposed “Sons of Singapore”? Those of us who fail the annual physical fitness test might be a minority, but we’ve also fulfilled the SAME obligations as every body else, and anything more is a punishment. Scrap the remedial training program altogether. As a deterrent it is unacceptable to my rights as a citizen.

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A GIRLFRIEND'S EXPERIENCE WITH NS AND RESERVISTS

The second year of his NS stint, I was back and I’d started working. We had dates on the weekend and some times on the week days. It was nice, except for the part where he complains about the NS stuff. I didn’t understand why he was so pissed off at doing NS but since I wasn’t the one in his shoes, I just kept my mouth shut. Because the then-boyfriend hate NS, I thought that all men had the same thought. Until I met Dude. Dude enjoyed his NS. He had fun and didn’t regret any part of it. It was refreshing to hear someone who said that it was his duty to serve the country, instead of how much he hated NS and wished that the government would abolish it.

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