since the guy is faced w a more serious charge, can use 1 court session to "settle" both cases for speedier process. Afterall, having a knife in public is not as serious a crime compared to many others that come before the Courts. If he was caught in the act of rioting, his case would hv been heard much earlier ...
Remember that guy who took a powerful showroom car out to spin w the sales lady. The case came up pretty late as well.
How Cpl Teo did it.
HE dismantled his rifle, concealing it in his field pack. Then he climbed out through the window at the farthest corner of the guard room bunk onto the second-floor parapet, before jumping down to the car park. .
This is how 20-year-old full-time National Serviceman (NSF) Dave Teo Ming sneaked out two weeks ago from Mandai Hill Camp on Sept 2. .
Last edited by xtemujin; 18th September 2007 at 04:40 PM.
The DO, guard comm, 2ic and maybe even his buddy are going to be charged. Most likely guard comm will kanna DB. All because of one unsound fellow....
it look like mother of all sado
That sentry guy, really sleeping. He will be charged till his pants dropped!
The SAF has installed metal grills in the guard house, those guard duty personnel are sitting ducks if a fire breaks out as they cannot get out from the window.
I've to question how sound this knee jerk reaction with the metal grills.
It is a small boy looking for attention.
It is a cry : Please give me attention.
The news only mentioned his grandparents.
Maybe the kid was abandoned by his parents at a young age leaving him with a permanent craving for attention.
My NSF camp's guard room is of similar design, with the parapet in front and is a 2 level design. Bunks and lounge are at the 2nd level and there are windows on ALL sides. Otherwise, it will be too stuffy.
But unlike this Mandai Hill camp, u can't jump over the fence as its too far away. Unless frog prince!
As for the Guard comm, DO etc, I'm not so sure. Yes, they are damn suay for being caught up in this incident. Yes, their lives/future may have been also negatively impacted too. (Altho it's interesting to note that none of the other parties have been named publicly to date..hmm.)
But perhaps this is a case where if everyone had been carrying out their responsibilities properly instead of cutting corners, then Dave would have never succeed.
In the end, without knowing what actually happened, its not fair to say who's at fault.
wa, smuggled 'live' rounds from the ORD shoot ah, steady.
his O.C, Platoon I.C, Platoon Sarge, all tio. swee la! one man to rule them all!!!
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