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  1. #141

    Default What's the big deal?

    Seriously, I* don't see what (tf) the big deal is.

    Don't you guys already know that the rich, and/or influential live within different rules than Joe Average? (Even in N.S. you can see the difference in preference and treatment given to "white horses".) Who cares about your miserable time serving NS, your patriotism, your continued torture and time wasting serving 13 years of reservist? It's just too bad that you were not born into that segment of society.

    Get over it, that's just life. Just be grateful that there are mavericks in the press who are willing to publish the story.

    *Speaking as one who served the mandatory 2.5 years and who just had a call a few days ago about recall manning........

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    Lightbulb Re: Awol For 30 Years And Only Got $5000 Fine?

    can you back up your understanding with some authority?

    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123
    I understand that the implied authority to shoot only exists during war time and in combat situations. ANy other situations won't even warrant such extreme measures, and even in wartime/combat, I doubt such measures are even appropriate (which is the subject of hte present discussion)

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    Default Anyone read the forum today?

    Today's forum has a statement from Mindef.
    Mr Melvyn Tan is NOT a Singapore citizen. Citizenship was renounced in 1978.
    Well, with this piece of information, I think it puts things in a little perspective.
    Since he's no longer a Singaporean citizen then I think the fine would have been about right for him. I don't think they can or should jail a British citizen for non-elistment in Singapore.

    Hmmmm, but wait, isn't he touted as a Singaporean Hero?

    Isn't it sad that most of our talent are either foreign or Local-born but not having local citizenship?

    Pianist dealt with, though he's no longer a citizen

    I REFER to Mr Liew Kai Khiun's letter, 'Are NSmen's sweat and tears worth only $5,000?', and Mr Samuel Oh Chee Ooi's letter, 'What is Mindef's stand on draft dodgers?' (ST, Nov 22).

    All able-bodied male Singapore citizens are required to serve national service to contribute to the peace, security and stability of the country. Singaporeans enjoy the socio-economic benefits that this stability brings and are expected to shoulder the responsibility of national defence.

    Mindef takes a serious stand on all defaulters who evade their national-service duty. Defaulters will have to bear the consequences of their action and will be dealt with by the courts under the Enlistment Act.

    They are, on conviction, liable for an imprisonment term not exceeding three years or a fine not exceeding $5,000, or both. The exact sentence will be determined by the courts.

    Besides having to answer to the courts for their national-service offences, defaulters will also have to serve their national service if they are still liable for national service.

    In the case of Mr Melvyn Tan, although he had renounced his Singapore citizenship in 1978, he remained liable for the national-service offence and has been dealt with by the courts in accordance with the Enlistment Act.

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    Default Re: Awol For 30 Years And Only Got $5000 Fine?

    our gahmen is d hero lor....

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    that reminds me.. since i ORD in 1998, i havent go back for reservist yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anka
    that reminds me.. since i ORD in 1998, i havent go back for reservist yet.
    No worries, you'll probably receive your first ICT letter on your 40th birthday party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    No worries, you'll probably receive your first ICT letter on your 40th birthday party.
    & ?? yrs of SAF credits?

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    Default Re: Awol For 30 Years And Only Got $5000 Fine?

    My reservist PDF unit consists of 24yr old to 36 yr old.
    I was 30 when serving my 1st ICT.
    When charging up hill, u can see the 24yr far far in front....
    But, u will notice those older do thing in a much systematic ways. Better organised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evq
    My reservist PDF unit consists of 24yr old to 36 yr old.
    I was 30 when serving my 1st ICT.
    When charging up hill, u can see the 24yr far far in front....
    But, u will notice those older do thing in a much systematic ways. Better organised.

    in your unit they charge up the hill. in my unit we drive up the hill.

    But, u will notice those older do thing in a much systematic ways. Better organised.
    Age comes with wisdom to be lazy.. somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anka
    in your unit they charge up the hill. in my unit we drive up the hill.

    Age comes with wisdom to be lazy.. somehow.
    Hahaha... agreed. During BMT, do whatever was told, be it stupid things or not.
    Charge, there's a hole, also dunno to avoid, just go straight & fall in it. That's what happened to my Section mates. 7 man, left 2, the other 5 fell in a waist-line hole.

    Now, "Huh??? That's stupid & double work", that's the reply u will get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evq
    My reservist PDF unit consists of 24yr old to 36 yr old.
    I was 30 when serving my 1st ICT.
    When charging up hill, u can see the 24yr far far in front....
    But, u will notice those older do thing in a much systematic ways. Better organised.
    I was 31 when I recived my thank you letter for completing the ICT cycle.



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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    I was 31 when I recived my thank you letter for completing the ICT cycle.


    that was fast! i only received my thank u letter this year, at the age of 40!


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    Default Re: Awol For 30 Years And Only Got $5000 Fine?

    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    I was 31 when I recived my thank you letter for completing the ICT cycle.


    Woo Hoo!! Next year is my last ICT!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    I was 31 when I recived my thank you letter for completing the ICT cycle.


    My will be coming soon, 8 more year...
    I dun mind going back, at least not so stress as compare to work.
    It's the IPPT that i hate.

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    in today's sunday times, as reported, two previous cases from lawnet. one defaulter was not identified. i wonder why? confidential reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reachme2003
    in today's sunday times, as reported, two previous cases from lawnet. one defaulter was not identified. i wonder why? confidential reason?
    well, maybe this defaulter is someone 'famous' or is a high achiever??? and that the punishment was 'too little to remember how much'???

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    Default Re: Awol For 30 Years And Only Got $5000 Fine?

    Its juz not fair.. should have Fine more ??

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    actually even though he's a british citizen he can still be jailed as the offence occured when he's still sg citizen.

    but i dun really care.
    I still find it pek chek when think abt having to serve army when others didn't but then if you think about it.
    there are so many clerks and drivers ard when they are perfectly fit to serve
    but they get to stay out and the army PAYs them leh..

    i get paid better but wah lau they stay out leh!

    at least this guy is paying back the govt...
    and if anything i learnt from army its from my encik
    'what fair? life is not fair mah!'

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    Staying in isn't that bad lar. Can save money

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123
    Dont' want to quote so many passages, but from the last 10 posts, here's somethign to cosnider.

    Isn't a worthy balance simply to shorten the years from 2 yeras to like few months or 6 months or wahtever's appropriate. Those who have been through NS know that out of the 2 yeras, a lot of it is spent waiting, idling, sitting around, doing nothing, etc.

    Even now in reservist, out of 14 days, maybe only 5 days you do something.
    Armies all over the world perform the same routine. It's called "Hurry up and wait".

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