12 Jun '11, 2pm

NDP a family affair for this year's parade commander

NDP a family affair for this year's parade commander

Lieutenant-Colonel Fahmi Aliman may be able to move 3,000 men with a single command. But at home, it is his wife who calls the shots. -- ST PHOTO: TED CHEN LIEUTENANT-COLONEL Fahmi Aliman may be able to move 3,000 men with a single command. But at home, it is his wife who calls the shots. The 19-year-veteran guardsman is the third Malay parade commander for the National Day Parade (NDP) since Singapore's independence in 1965 and first since 2000. And shouldered with the monumental task of commanding all 29 contingents of this year's NDP, Lt-Col Fahmi, 38, is thankful for any help he can get, especially with running his household of six. Said his wife, Madam Rohana Mohd Salleh, 38, a teacher at Dunman Secondary School: 'Because of his job, he isn't around sometimes. During those times, I have to take charge of the family.' For instance, on Saturdays when her husband is busy...

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  1. 03 Aug '11, 10am

    so who is the parade commander for this year 2011?is it Colonel Fahmi Aliman?

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