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Published: Tuesday June 17, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday June 17, 2014 MYT 6:51:45 AM

Netizen claims he faked illness to get away from NS

The army is “looking into” a netizen’s claim online that he successfully feigned mental instability to be exempt from National Service.

The netizen, who identified himself as “a PES F-ed recruit”, wrote on the SAF Confessions Facebook page that he “started going to IMH (Institute of Mental Health) a year before enlistment to build up a case.”

PES F is the medical status given to soldiers who are exempt from NS.

He acted up on enlistment day to avoid getting his head shaved – an NS rite. He also kept taking medical leave, before he was eventually discharged on psychiatric grounds.

In a statement on its Facebook page, the Singapore Army said that it was “regrettable” that the blogger had boasted about how he “dishonestly and blatantly got himself discharged from National Service”.

“His dishonesty undermines our system of managing servicemen who genuinely suffer from mental illness,” it said, adding that servicemen with genuine psychiatric illnesses were well cared for. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network

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