29 Jul '11, 1pm

This guy deferred National Service for 13 years. You can too, if your dad is Dr Tony Tan #sgpolitics

Dr Patrick Tan is the son of Presidential Hopeful and former Deputy Prime Minister Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam. He is currently a research scientist at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Cancer Sciences Institute of Singapore. This is the official account of Dr Patrick Tan’s National Service stint. He was recently alleged by Temasek Review of ‘special treatment’ in the SAF due to his father’s status as Minister of Defence at that time. Dr Patrick Tan I am proud to have served Singapore during my National Service. It is deeply upsetting to me that rumours have been circulating that impugn my integrity and the institution of National Service. After completing my A-levels in 1987, I joined my cohort entering National Service in 1988. After completing Basic Military Training and Officer Cadet School (Junior Term), I was awarded a President’s Scholarship and a Loke Cheng Kim Sch...

Full article: http://newasiarepublic.com/?p=30864

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