15 May '18, 11am

Do you think all forms of #ragging should be banned? Why?

We have all heard or experienced some form of ragging at some point. You might have gotten your underwear ripped out on your birthday or done embarrassing forfeits during freshman orientation camps. These activities are usually a rite of passage or a celebration of certain milestones. But they often come at the expense of the victims, who may feel humiliated or harassed. How far should we go with ragging when it comes to celebrating such moments? What's going on? A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) full-time national serviceman died on May 13 after he was found unconscious inside a pump well at Tuas View Fire Station. Corporal Kok Yuen Chin, 22, had allegedly entered the pump well as part of a "ragging ritual" to celebrate his upcoming operationally-ready date, despite strict rules against the activity. The incident has reignited the debate on ragging. In 2016, complain...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Our-Voice/Your-Take/2018/5/How-far-c...

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SCDF NSF believed to have been thrown into well...

mothership.sg 14 May '18, 10am

As investigations into the death of Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) full-time national serviceman Kok Yuen Chin on Su...

Ragging rituals in SCDF under spotlight

straitstimes.com 15 May '18, 12pm

SINGAPORE - Ragging rituals entered the spotlight on Sunday (May 13) after one stunt went awry at Tuas View Fire Station, ...

SCDF ragging culture well-known

mothership.sg 15 May '18, 4pm

It appears that ragging culture in the Singapore Civil Defence Force has a long history and is something that takes place ...

Ragging is a culture and a rite of passage: SCD...

straitstimes.com 14 May '18, 11am

SINGAPORE - Ragging fellow national servicemen is a culture and a rite of passage, according to former servicemen. While a...

Details of 5 reported cases of ragging in SCDF ...

mothership.sg 15 May '18, 4pm

In May 2010, two new officers were coerced by their colleagues to undergo an initiation session at the station’s pump well...