04 Dec '11, 8am

Earrings not allowed 4 soldiers in uniform. "Singapore Armed Forces servicemen not allowed 2 wear any type of earring

Earrings not allowed 4 soldiers in uniform. "Singapore Armed Forces servicemen not allowed 2 wear any type of earring

By Sophie Hong my paper Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011 Soldiers who are found to be flouting dress-code regulations will face disciplinary action, said the Ministry of Defence (Mindef). This was in response to a posting on citizen-journalism website Stomp yesterday, which showed a uniformed soldier with earrings in both ears on board bus No. 172, headed in the direction of Tengah Airbase. "Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) servicemen are not allowed to wear any type of earring when in uniform," said Colonel Desmond Tan, Mindef's director of public affairs. The Stomper who posted the photos said that the soldier was "tarnishing the image of the SAF", and portrayed the army as "girly". However, the general sentiment among netizens seems to be that, while the soldier was at fault for failing to comply with the dress code, the matter was hardly a big deal. Said 20-year-old full-time natio...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Singapore/Stor...

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