29 Jul '11, 4am

Why has the mainstream media not pick-up this news about Tony Tan? | The Online Citizen

The questions which I think are worth asking in this story are: 1. Why was Dr Patrick Tan allowed to disrupt to study medicine overseas? The norm appears to be that disruption for studies is usually granted only to local medical students. I’ve known people who are not allowed to disrupt (heading to Imperial College) but have had to finish out their NS liability before their medical studies overseas. 2. Why was Dr Patrick Tan granted another disruption to do a MD PhD at Stanford after completing a BA at Harvard? Shouldn’t he have returned home to serve after the Harvard BA? I’ve not heard of people who are granted two disruptions in a row and allowed to defer NS until they are 30. 3. Why was Dr Patrick Tan not enrolled in the Medical officer cadet course to be an MO despite being apparently fit? The comment stated he did IPPT so clearly he was considered quite fit, although...

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