15 May '18, 12pm

Ragging rituals in SCDF under spotlight

SINGAPORE - Ragging rituals entered the spotlight on Sunday (May 13) after one stunt went awry at Tuas View Fire Station, leading to the death of a full-time national serviceman . Corporal Kok Yuen Chin, 22, entered a 12m-deep pump well as part of a stunt to celebrate the impending end of his conscription. Two regular personnel have been arrested in relation to his death, and investigations are ongoing. In a factsheet on Tuesday (May 15), the force said it does not tolerate unauthorised activities such as ragging. Punishments can range from detention at its barracks to prosecution, depending on the activity. It regularly reminds its officers and enlistees not to haze and has a whistle-blowing policy. Here are five cases of ragging that ended with offenders being sent to the force's barracks: 1. In August 2015, four officers sprayed white paint on a new officer's chest, thi...

Full article: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/ragging-rituals-in...

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