28 Jan '12, 8am

Temasek Review report on SAF serviceman's death a hoax: Mindef

A post on sociopolitical website Temasek Review's Facebook page earlier on Saturday about a full-time National Serviceman who was shot dead during a live firing exercise on Friday is a hoax. -- PHOTO: ST IMAGES By Jessica Lim A post on sociopolitical website Temasek Review's Facebook page earlier on Saturday about a full-time National Serviceman who was shot dead during a live firing exercise on Friday is a hoax. The report, which said a 19-year-old Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) serviceman was shot in the right eye by a stray bullet in the Sembawang area and died on-the-scene on Friday, was refuted by the Ministry of Defence (Mindef). The report first surfaced on tech online forum Hardwarezone at about 8am on Saturday and was subsequently published on blog Temasek Revealed and on its Facebook page. It had gone viral on forums and social networking sites like Facebook by 12p...

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