Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The photograph showed the young Singaporean soldier in military fatigues and combat boots walking on a footpath, with his female domestic helper following behind with his military-issue rucksack.
This particular picture has caused furoure, red faces and embarassment in the Singapore Armed Forces.
This infamous picture, which quickly became an internet sensation, gave the impression that Singaporean armed forces recruits are softies and not real men and the enemies will laugh at them!!!
Real Soldiers are expected to be able to carry their weapons and rucksacks while engaging in a running gun battle for up to 160 kilometres...!!!
Soldiers are expected to be tough and ready to fight any battle, anywhere, anytime.
But that picture gave unwanted impressions that the particular soft soldier is not at all ready for any battle yet for he will ask for his maid to do the battle on his behalf instead!!!
Look at the pictures below. These are real men, real soldiers, real army personells, ready to fight galantlly and with true valour for their beloved country!!!
These real soldiers are ready to defend the sovereignty of their respective nations!!!
But ahhh.. here is a real sissy soldier!!! Is he Gay??? nobody knows..
Meanwhile media reported that the sofite Singaporean soldier who was photographed with a maid carrying his rucksack has undergone counselling and is "remorseful" over his behaviour, the Singaporean defence ministry said.
"The serviceman concerned has identified himself to his commander," defence ministry director of public affairs Colonel Desmond Tan said in a letter published in the Straits Times on Tuesday, 5th April 2011.
"He has been counselled and continues his training."
Tan said the soldier was "remorseful for his actions and realises that it was wrong for him to have allowed this".
Singapore maintains a conscript-based military and its armed forces are among the best equipped in Asia.
Every able-bodied male citizen and permanent resident 18 years old and above must undergo two years of military training.
There has been criticism that current training drills are not as tough compared with what older generations had to undergo because of complaints from parents.
Analysts, however, said the rucksack photograph was not a fair representation of today's armed forces.