30 Mar '11, 11pm

The NSF and the maid who carries his backpack: Commentary

The public uproar over the photograph of a full-time National Serviceman walking in public with what appears to be his family's domestic helper carrying his backpack has led to a great deal of discussion in the print media and online. The discussion and comments can be divided into two camps. The pro-SAF group argues that the picture does not portray the Singapore Armed Forces in accurate light. While it is a citizen army, they argue, the SAF is a highly professional force capable of fulfilling its raison d'etre as the defender par excellence of Singapore's sovereignty. On the other hand, the sceptical camp argues that the picture has captured the truth beyond the SAF's portrayal of itself - that in truth it is an armed forces made up of soft youth which cannot be counted on to perform the task it has been given. The question is whether or not it is possible to generalise ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110331-0000021/Th...

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