04 Apr '11, 9am

#NSman who made maid carry field pack identified and counselled: Mindef

The SAF serviceman who was photographed with his maid carrying his field pack has identified himself to his Commander and has been counselled, says Mindef. The photographed was posted in STOMP on Mar 27 and had ignited an uproar among netizens, who questioned if youths today are too 'spoilt' and 'pampered'. In response to the story, Colonel Desmond Tan, Director of Mindef Public Affairs, said: "The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has completed its investigation into the recent case of a serviceman who was photographed with his domestic helper carrying his field pack (“Deafening silence in army backpack saga’’ by Mr Patrick Tan; Saturday). "The serviceman concerned has identified himself to his Commander. "He was a recruit undergoing the Physical Training Preparatory phase prior to the Basic Military Training phase. "The recruit is remorseful for his actions and realises that ...

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