Wednesday, November 14, 2012

National Service in Singapore kills More Singapore Men than Singapore's Enemies

National Service... killing more of our own Singaporean Men than our enemies do!
Singapore's NS is an own goal?

National Service in Singapore has killed more Singaporean men than Singapore's Enemies.

NSF's and NSmen die every year while serving National Service. On the contrary, our enemies suffer no casualties. This is contrary to the logic of having a military. It seems that our military's outcome is more of our own citizens dying?
In fact, our enemies, which are sometimes loosely defined as from our neighbouring countries, have probably never sustained any deaths from Singapore's NS.

Fact or Fiction?

  • Total Singapore citizen National Service Casualties in January 2012: 1 
  • Total Singapore citizen National Service Casualties in March 2012: 1 
  • Total Singapore citizen National Service Casualties in April 2012: 1
  • Total Singapore citizen National Service Casualties in Aug 2012: 1
  • Total Singapore citizen National Service Casualties in Sep 2012: 1
  • Total Casualties on Enemy Side in January 2012: 0
  • Total Casualties on Enemy Side in March 2012: 0
  • Total Casualties on Enemy Side in April 2012: 0
  •  Total Casualties on Enemy Side in Aug 2012: 0
  • Total Casualties on Enemy Side in Sep 2012: 0

  • Source: Straits Times and Ministry of Defence Singapore

Evidence 1:
January 2012
A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally-Ready National Serviceman, Corporal (CPL) (NS) Li Hongyang, 28, a security trooper from 62 Combat Service Support Battalion, fainted at 8.38am on 10 January 2012 after completing his 2.4km run during the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT). He was undergoing his In-Camp Training at Kranji Camp III.
CPL (NS) Li was pronounced dead at 9.40am at KTPH.

Evidence 2: 
March 2012
A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) full-time National Serviceman (NSF), Private (PTE) Amirul Syahmi Bin Kamal, 20, from 3rd Battalion Singapore Guards, was found unconscious at about 5.30 pm on 15 Mar 2012 in a toilet at Bedok Camp.
PTE Amirul was pronounced dead at 6.09 pm at CGH.

Evidence 3:
April 2012
Private Dominique Sarron Lee Rui Feng with his headstone at the cemetery. Pte Lee, a 21-year-old full-time national serviceman (NSF), experienced breathing difficulties during an urban obstacle training exercise in Lim Chu Kang on April 17, 2012. He passed out following what is believed to have been an asthma attack. Pte Lee died 1½ hours later.
Source: Straits Times 

Evidence 4:
Aug 2012
The body of the late Lance-Corporal (LCP) Muhammad Fahrurrazi Bin Salim, 20, was found at 2.55am on Tuesday in the Sungai Batu Apoi river, Temburong in Brunei, reported the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) in a press statement .

Evidence 5:
Sep 2012
An SAF operationally-ready national serviceman (NSman) died in hospital on Thursday after he was hit by a falling tree outside the Ama Keng training area at Lim Chu Kang.
Lance-Corporal (LCP)(NS) Tan Tai Seng - a transport operator from 63 Combat Service Support Battalion - was standing in front of his military vehicle when the incident happened at 11.50am.
LCP(NS) Tan, 23, was undergoing his in-camp training.


Evidence 6: 
June 2011
A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular serviceman, Major (MAJ) Toh Tze Wah Edi, 49, an Air Warfare Officer from Air Defence and Operations Command, collapsed at 9.11am on 11 Jun 2011 while participating in an Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) at Tengah Air Base (TAB). 
MAJ Toh was pronounced dead at 10.24am at NUH.

Evidence 7:
Aug 2011
A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) full-time National Serviceman (NSF), Specialist Cadet (SCT) Ee Chun Sheng, 21, was found to be unconscious at about 5.11 pm on 2 Aug 2011 while participating in a navigation exercise at Ama Keng Training Area at Lim Chu Kang.
SCT Ee was pronounced dead at 9.03pm at NUH.

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