Tag: NS

A day of mixed emotions as SPF enlistees lose their hair & start a new life

The first day for any servicemen who enlists for National Service is always an emotional, and even confusing, one. There are many things to do, faces to remember, schedules to adhere to, and precious hair to be cut. It is a day of mixed emotions,...

Can you feign depression?

Yes, can you? Someone has allegedly got himself discharged from the army by feigning depression. Many Singaporeans would have taken the person's Facebook confession with a pinch of salt. “Not easy to feign depression,” said Ang Yong Guan, a retired military psychiatrist who had served in...

Death of NS man: Should Schizophrenics Serve in Army?

An inquest into the death of a Schizophernic National Serviceman has been told that 22-year-old Ganesh Pillay Magindren's condition was stable prior to enlistment. On Wednesday (22 Jan 2014), a coroner's inquest found that before Ganesh was enlisted into the army on October 2012, his...

NS deferment the way to go

By Mary Lee Swimmer Joseph Schooling’s parents should be lauded for pushing for a two-year deferment of his National Service (NS) until 2016. And Mindef needs to be praised because it has done something which it had resisted all along. It’s about time the rigidity of...