28 Mar '11, 2am

#SAF will take appropriate action on #serviceman who made maid carry backpack

The Singapore Armed Forces says it will investigate the case of an national serviceman apparently making his maid carry his backpack, and take the appropriate action. The response came after a photo was posted in STOMP, showing a young man dressed in army fatigues walking in front of a woman carrying what seemed to be his backpack. The story was later picked up by The Straits Times. A Ministry of Defence spokesman said in response to the report in The Straits Times that "the SAF takes a serious view of the conduct of its servicemen in public" and that it will investigate and take the appropriate action. The story had sparked a debate among STOMPers, on whether Gen Y soldiers are too 'soft', 'spoilt' and 'pampered'. There are some, however, who wondered if a shoulder injury had prompted the 'maid' to carry the backpack for the serviceman.

Full article: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/caught_in_...

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