25 Feb '11, 10pm

Film-maker causes stir on YouTube with 6-part series about Singapore troops serving in Afghanistan

A FILM-MAKER is causing a stir on YouTube with a six-part series about Singapore troops serving in war-torn Afghanistan - the first such documentation by a local civilian. Video journalist Mano Mahendran, 41, who is employed by the Ministry of Defence, travelled more than 6,000km to the NATO base at Tarin Kowt in the heart of the country. He was tasked with making a series for cyberpioneerTV, highlighting the invaluable work being done by the men and women of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) as the international effort to stabilise the country continues. Talking to WeekendToday as the final episode of the series Ops Diaries - SAF in Afghanistan was posted on Friday, Mr Mahendran admitted he was more than a little apprehensive about working in a country where scores of soldiers and journalists have been killed by insurgents. In fact, Taliban fighters launched a rocket attac...

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