The Death Of A National Service Shows We Had Become To Fear The Establishment Than Of Our Life

The death of a National Service shows we had become to fear the establishment than of our life. In the life of jungles , antelope run for their safety against the predators. Snakes developed the mechanism of its poisonous fangs and its speed. Thus they were evolved to protect themselves or it will be death for them.

Here we had developed to fear the establishments. Imagine, and the sadness that the National Service willing to surrender his life for the fear of one. This is not isolated cases. For the fear of his safety, he should disobey the order as his life is in danger but instead the fear is so strong, his life is no more of important. What had we become? Previously they were many more of this cases. What had we evolved into.? What the government had done to us? This is scary.

The PAP had evolved to govern us totally against the natural order of animalistic behaviour. They had established what even the Devils had not done; conquer our Souls. If this were to continue, it will be a disaster. If war really do come, how many of us willing to come forward as we are becoming so timid worse than a zombies.

The outside world is a challenge, can we be an entrepreneur if we were to keep on being tortured by our government into submissive and being timid?

Creative, intelligent, ingenuity and bravery goes hand in hand. But if the government persist on having to instil fear on the populations , I doubt in future, Singapore would survive.

That is why they need to bring in foreigners as the foreigners they grew up in a different environment but soon they themselves will change.

 

Aziz Kassim

 

 

 

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27 Responses to “The Death Of A National Service Shows We Had Become To Fear The Establishment Than Of Our Life”

  • Pompous Ass:

    So you gotta ask:”why do people let themselves be controlled>”

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  • LIONS:

    Much more than just *fear*?
    It is TOTAL SUPPRESSION.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    Actually, National Service was for me was a good backbone straightener & an eye-opener of what’s wrong with S’pore Meritocracy system & why S’poreans become so calculative (‘keng’, NIMBY, MC King, tai-chi exponent) & so streets-smart (kiasee, kiasu, anti-authoritarian attitude) after their NS stint.
    Truth was NS was basically a waste of time. The 2-&-a-half year stint were full of lulls/downtime inbetween military exercises, training protocols & live firing exercises. Also, there is a lot of waiting time getting ready, awaiting your turn & demobilising to go back to camp. I would say that 90% time were actually wasted with only 10% being productive & useful. One observation was that planning & actual mobilization were very haphazard & poorly co-ordinated on the field.
    You see, the Meritocratic SAF officers were typically booksmart & damn arrogant! Officers had their own realm to mix with (Officer’s mess, own cookhouse) & they rarely interact with their men under their command. The food in the officers cookhouse were much palatable than the swill served in the common cookhouse – did GD duty a few time & got to taste the officer food courtesy of the cooks there. But these days, the cookhouse are already passe & food brought in as catered meals.
    The NCOs (sign-on) were usually economic refugees who were either afraid of hacking it in the competitive private sector or were simply lazy, happy with an idyllic life in the army. Because of this, signed-on NCOs were the greatest kiasee & kiasu people in the world. Many were sycophants to the almighty officers. In the army, the recruits & grunts were always kept out of the information loop – the last to know but the first to find out. To survive, the men had their own grapevine & unofficial sources to bridge their information gap.
    In S’pore, the officers don’t have leadership qualities but lead from the rear through defacto command. Practically all were armchair commanders, not fearsome field commanders like in the movies, William Wallace in Braveheart or Aragon in the Lord of the Rings.
    If they were to lead on the front, they could be eliminated not by opposing fire but by friendly fire. Ha-ha-ha-ha!
    There is a true tale of an ex-CEO from a GLC whose Ho Ching’s crony. He’s a joke! He manages a corporation like a military establishment. All his top kakis are sycophants – either balls lickers & apple polishers. He’s fond of having top secret breakfast meetings among his top management conducted away from the office. His office was heavily fortified with glass panels; a secretary acting as a security guard & rarely meet or interact with the lower level staff. When he joined the company, the first thing he demanded was a…

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  • very sad:

    Very very sad that this happened.

    Condolences to the family.

    The government has much to answer and cannot pretend to be unaccountable.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    - Cont’d -
    When he joined the company, the first thing he demanded was a SICC corporate membership entitlement. When he came in, there was an emerging fear factor atmosphere & increasing secrecy at the corporate level. Information became scarce & alot became “on-the-need-to-know-basis” like in the army – unclassified, classified, secret, top secret & for your eyes only. He added a top layer of management full of his cronies & sycophants who were fellow Meritocratic Scholars. But over the years, his old guys were used, found wanting, abused & discarded like used condoms; new people added to the entourage. One of his man who was put incharge of a small but critical division was a 9-to-5 man. At 5 pm every working day, he downed tools & packed his tennis racket & head for Temasek Club. His tennis endeavours got him so tired that he often put his legs on the table & dozed. Meetings became very tense when it became obvious that he wasn’t on top of things. He got sabotaged when some anonymous character took his photo of him dozing & pasted it on the company notice board. He was eased out.
    Another was a scholar from an island in M’sia who used to work for an American corporate consulting practice. A poor communicator & an introvert, he ended up drawing his own plans & organisation charts without consulting his fellow managerial peers. His rising star fell like a rock when fellow managers were aghast not knowing of his presentation material & protested. He soon became known as an ivory tower guy! He, too, was quickly discarded despite his impressive pedigree. Meritocracy failures!
    NS inculcate certain values in male S’poreans. The most common is measuring work with monetary pay. I learnt a lot from my NS stint. It places people of various socio-economic strata in a common pool. Majority were lower working class. They hated NS because they could earn more money working outside than serving NS. Many became ‘keng’ experts or MC Kings. Tai-chi is a important art in NS but not the actual exercise. The Tai-chi meaning is to shift your work & responsibilities either downwards or sideways, never to yourself. It is a practiced art which many learnt but never forget from their NS days. The well-to-do also learn from their experiences interacting with the lower strata in NS. They learn to smoke, drink, gamble & visit Whore-houses with their platoon-mates. 90% of smokers learnt to smoke in the NS & around 50% learnt to gamble & womanised during NS.

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  • dcrfvgb,jm:

    Once you step into NS and see many unjust things, just complain anonymously, if everybody grow balls and rebel back. Then eventually the entire country and the force will be change. Don’t need to be scare and think too little of yourself, you have your rights and power as a person.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    - Cont’d -
    Truth is that people bonded better during their NS stints than in their school days. There were greater diversity in NS than in a school environment. Whereas schools were pressure vessels, NS was an idyllic experience where there were lots of time to kill & social experiments to go for. Also, you learnt to be more assertive or else, you’ll be eaten up alive during NS. In school, you can always run to the teacher to complain. In NS, all that awaits you is a Blanket Party! Those who know NS are aware of it!
    Although NS were a waste of time due to the regular “cock-ups” & poor planning, but the experience was very enriching & an eye-opener. What we lost in economic opportunity & monetary rewards, the life experiences learnt through NS continue to serve us in our working lives & in how we think.
    We went into NS as boys & came out of NS as men. What do you ex-NS guys & reservists think?

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  • rukidding:

    When the time calls for a “No duff” but a REAL FULL BATTLE ORDER and Live rounds and the recall of our reservist to support…..I wonder what will “truely” happen then ?

    Will our very own “reservist” ( after having being armed with live rounds ) be “following Orders from the TOP” ???….or will there be a “LOCAL REBEL Group” that would “finally seek justice for the people” ???

    PROTECT who ?…WHO are we really “PROTECTING” ????

    Afterall,…most Ordinarys really don’t have much assets nor cash to “protect” ???…do we ???

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  • KNN:

    Unlike the old days 1980s & earlier, NSFs now are scared to kena DB & lose the chance to study in local Uni or Poly (I think they still have this policy but slightly more lenient now). The standard tuition grant is also not given to those with serious offences or those who kena certain # of days in DB. Without tuition grant, you need to pay full Uni / Poly fees which is 5X more.

    In the old days, majority >=80% cannot get into Uni — some units like infantry almost 100% can’t even go to Poly. They got nothing to lose. Sure, some are naturally scared of authority & punishments. But most will fight back if unreasonable tekan by superiors. I got 2 guys in my platoon who were able to wallop the TKD instructors when challenged. Quite a few go in & out of DB like holiday chalet.

    And in my time, there are minority who are real hardcore — gang members with plenty of knife & parang scars on their bodies. These people even RSM don’t dare to push overboard. They got no qualms about killing & being killed, really live to die. There was 1 officer in my company who kena ambushed outside & got stabbed, beaten up & almost 1 leg chopped off (he lost a few toes). We all suspected a few contacted their gangs for a hit, but police couldn’t get leads or proof.

    I remember once I almost kena charged, but my OC asked me whether I got a place in local Uni. When I said yes, he gave me 10 extra’s instead.

    I did my 2.5 years full-time, but don’t really have much good impression of NS. During my Uni, I followed up with some specialists & got myself downgraded to backend, non-combat unit for my reservist.

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  • a benefit of hindsight:

    //I did my 2.5 years full-time, but don’t really have much good impression of NS.//

    with a benefit of hindsight, NS was total waste of time and to condition male sinkies to be more daft daft (look up to higher rank authorities irregardless of the BS that they dissed out) – when white idiots have all the open-leg policy for daft sinkies to defend hor.

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  • conu eat shit:

    NS is a waste of time.The enemy is already within our gates,the FTs.The FUCKING PAP is the real enemy.They bring in FUCKING TRASH (FT) and flood our nation.These trash steal our jobs and according to our ClOWN PM they create jobs for Singaporeans.

    What are we defending?We now know that the HDB we leave in is worthless after 99 years.Not enough CPF to retire.Have to work till you drop dead.These ARSEHOLE PAP ministers retire and play golf.

    Ministers like Puttucherry never serve a day of NS can become citizen, say delivering babies is like serving NS.Dickhead you do not die from delivering babies.Anyway stop sucking your boss dic* and open your mouth to say if your father was a communist.First be a GOOD SON TO YOUR FATHER,do not be a dishonurable son.

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  • True enough:

    I must say the culture of ‘tekaning’ is very prevalent in the system. There was once I was thrown a thunder flash right beside my face (less than 50 cm distance) when I am proning on the ground in an outfield exercise. It exploded too fast and my face nearly got disfigured if not for the design of M18 helmet. At the end of movement exercise, the perpetrator sergeant was just being told off by the OC. Nothing followed up after which and I just moved on. That was in the very late 1990s. Imagine the many cases that had been happening in camp without incident is just like playing a jackpot machine waiting for a straight flush of fruits for the accident to happen and everyone starts to panic and finger point at each other. LOL.

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  • I'm Halimah also Jiak Liao Bee:

    Peasants’ lives are expendable.
    Just how many of the PAPIGS and their Cronies kids are in combat vocation ?
    Are they the privilege and the protected class, just like Patrick Tan who can insert himself into a cushy job during his NS.

    And why should our boys be dying for these PAPIGS, when all those imported 3rd World Trash can be excused to do their NS ???

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  • my $8 heary bypass:

    Wasted 2 years of your life doing NS for what ???
    and after your completion, finding out your place in Uni or your job taken over by all these FTs ???

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  • NS: Integrity:

    National Service is as name suggests has its integrity strongly adhered to the tenets of the Constitution viz Equality and Justice, When such category as white horses exists within the Service, it defies the Constitution and loses its integrity. When a former Minister of Defence has his son deferred for a decade and subsequently not having to do reservistservice, the Minister has abuse his position and has absokutely no respect for the Service and the Constitution. This is criminal but was not allowed io pass without juridictiion.

    The intrity of National Service must be upheld at all cost and offenders must be subject to juridiction. Honour is indispensible in National Service and no one has the right to abuse it, compromising it for plp gratification. The onus of upholding honour and integrity of the Service is not just the ordinary citizens but more importantly by the Govt including Cabinet Ministers and President and all members of the bureaucracy.

    Is this faithfully observed? The independent institution involved in juridiction has the responsibility to oversea and persecute any offender ANY not meaning only ordinary citizens!

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  • conu eat shit:

    This boy is not the PM’s son Li Hongyi who acted as a whistle blower and e-mail to all heads in the Ministry of Defence.Neither is he President Tony Tan son Patrick Tan who did NS in an air-coned office.We mear mortals are just economic digits to PAP our lives does not matter to them.

    The out come will be, It should not have happen,but it did.Lets move on.We will own self check own self.

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  • conu eat shit:

    Minister Chicken Hen no word.Please for the love of God step down before more youths give up their life.You any your PAP ARSE HOLES have blood on your hands.

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  • No fliacking brains:

    there Is not one compassionate leader who could have spotted him and took him out. It shows all the section leaders are goondu (all Burt’s and no brains) just following ops order. Our army who goes into war will be similar to these narrow-views goondu (Brut and no brains) section leaders. What has the army achieved with this death? It shows the character of some of these commanders (Brats) need a closer examination of their head ( no fliacking brains) .

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  • iScream:

    The culture and leadership that exists produces leaders who lack integrity but are very astute in pretences and making politically correct noises in order to get along and be in good graces. Sad thing is they practice the same with outside contacts, associations, committees,even religious places.

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  • to programme the brain cells:

    //So you gotta ask:”why do people let themselves be controlled>”//

    aiyoh. becos there are punishments (carrot / stick) for non-compliance imposed by those controllers (powerful force). these carrot / stick are regularly applied / reinforced to programme the brain cells of many people into acceptance and resignation.

    and there are many white dogs (enforcers paid to do the jobs) who are willing to do the “dirty-work” in the name of law / rules n regulations (at times aka wayang rules).

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  • Here we go again...:

    Who are the ones who keep voting for the same government every General Election? Shame on you cowards who did it while complainting about PAP’s ruling.You chosen this shameless, selfish and greedy politicians as your leaders.

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  • NFI PG:

    There are many Generals now are holding heading public service institutions and Cabinet ministers. Thus far their performance in these establishment earns them a most envious title of paper general, the abbreviation loved by PAP like Pioneer generation and the original version parental guidance in film classification. It may be what really they all are meant to be parental guidance or the breast milk on are still wet in their mouth.

    Many Srs would remember what happened in the Cable car rescue operation where one overslept PG was highly honored for yawning away while Ivy’s championed technicians were hard at work in the rescue operation with full honor for the sleepy PG if successful but all blame and condemnation if unsuccessful as in the ever going MRT woes.

    This is how SIN has degenerated with recent confession of greed, hunger and aggressiveness to be the hall mark of the nfi nepotists in cascade and of their separate harems of lp shifting plps. Yes hunger, greed and ruthlessness and not capability and brains r needed to fake everything going well with statistics and survey. Plps r characterised by saying, doing and acting what please lps with rewards ranging from a package donner to big time idle directorship with luxurious feed at taxpayers or shareholders’ expence.

    So what is more important to be attentive to white horses, future plps of the chosen nepotists or Sr plps in the respective harem. What is the big deal with what happens to Ah Teer, Ah Kou and Ah Gu including fatality for they can only cause storm in the cup unlike the white horses who can drown them with their shits should they suffer a slight briuse.

    This is so since absolute power and nepotism nucleated, is now and will be the future as long as Singaporeans remain daft as tge pariah nepotist original has derogated.

    Karma is one thing but the cliche of the future is in your hand and to decide is more realistic. GE is approacing. By E is feared as no across nation dangling carrots will be too costly to put in just a harem plp unless it is from the cascade of nepotist but the risk is too high. So eat the dangling carrots and vote for your future. the future for your children to grow and live with dignity, honor and free and not needing to plp for a living no matter how good it is, it is still plp in depravity and living with evil like termites in opacity and slaughter by the own kind when out of opacity.

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  • putu advoid NS:

    conu eat shit:
    This boy is not the PM’s son Li Hongyi who acted as a whistle blower and e-mail to all heads in the Ministry of Defence.Neither is he President Tony Tan son Patrick Tan who did NS in an air-coned office.We mear mortals are just economic digits to PAP our lives does not matter to them.

    The out come will be, It should not have happen,but it did.Lets move on.We will own self check own self.

    Shame on you, patrick, coward.

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  • tfvgybhunjko:

    That’s why don’t need to scare of them and giving them too much power. This is what being resulted. Officers scold you and abuse you by acting fierce only; out of camp (unless they are from SPF) they are nothing. Just be brave, talk back and complain if really needed. If you are being right and logical. Then there is nothing you have to be scare of. Don’t have to scare about getting charge, penalize and future ruin. Sometimes tio mark can be a good thing, then nobody dare to bully you and you might be assign to do no brainer tasks. The more you scare, the more they will bully you.

    Learn to bootlick your superiors there, learn the rules/law well so that you can go around them easier, only keng those stupid punishments and things away and be siao on when comes to doing work. When people see a good value in you and able to give what your superiors want most of the time. They will then give you a good life without finding much trouble with you.

    I believe that things are much better now compared to our dad’s generation, just that we need to voice out more for the wrongdoings and problems. Then things will be improve even better.

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  • Singaporean are chicken:

    Singaporean are frightened chickens…. look at how they drive on the road… they are like chicken without wings… how sad is this once prosperous state. The country is rich but the people are a sad uncreative lots bullied till silence … why continue to live in a country which preach about freedom when in reality the freedom lie only between the 4 walls of yur house. Singaporean wake up or be a sinkie. Sink yourselves. THe people have more power than they think, the world is so big, and yur children creativity learnedness in an overseas country will guarantee this tiny leegime is nothing compared to the world out there…

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  • Not his own son:

    Justice mst be done. Ng Eng Hen if there are no action taken against this stupid commander, my respect for yu will die immediately. This stupid commander must be hung out to dry and put him through till near d by letting him go through the same pain and heat exhaustion like Dave… march him in the parade square till he get delirium .. stupid commander.

    Soldier die in war .. not in training… stupid commander – I think u need go run in the Death Valley till you passed .. there will be no military funeral for yu… I am a sad Father whose Son also went through NS but safety and close to this camp

    Stupid stupid stupid untrained commander. Now pay the price for yur own folly. Go through heat exhaustion yourself to know what it is. At delirium hopefully yu are granted aid or passed.

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  • conu eat shit:

    Puttu Avoids NS

    Patrick Tan and Li Hongyi are not only COWARDS they also use the power of there fathers to a good life.Can the MINISTER OF DEFENCE come out and say that these White Horses and the sons of ordinary ARE TREATED THE SAME.No more LIES Minister Chicken Hen,out with the WHOLE TRUTH.

    As for the Puttu he DOES NOT EVEN HAVE THE SPINE to come forward to say if his father was a communist or not.All DISHONOURABLE SONs,LHL,PUTTU.First have good morals before you run for public office,SHAME ON YOU.

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