MINDEF censors photo of conscript’s reluctant look on face

The Singapore Army removed a photo of a conscript looking really reluctant on its Basic Military Training Facebook page, after the photo went viral. Singapore's National Service is compulsory only...

SAF succumb to public pressure, waive off S$22,000 legal fees for deceased NSF family

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the two defendants who were demanding S$22,000 total of legal fees from the deceased NSF family will be waiving off the amount due...

Study: Malays and Males are least likely to enter elite JCs

An inequality study conducted by a National University of Singapore sociologist and an economist from the University of Melbourne found that Malay and male students are least likely to...

High Court: Deceased NSF family not allowed to sue SAF despite safety breach

Despite having found breaching safety regulations, the Singapore High Court ruled that the family of the deceased National Serviceman (NSF), Private Dominique Sarron Lee, will not be allowed to sue the...

Ah Boys to Men leading actor sentenced to 9 months jail for Marijuana drug...

Pro-National Service (NS) movie Ah Boys to Men leading actor, Noah Yap, 22, was sentenced to 9 months' jail in the NS detention barracks for drug abuse. Noah Yap...

Singapore’s first English Premier League club player to give up Singapore citizenship

Singapore's first English Premier League (EPL) club player, Ben Davis, will be giving up his Singapore citizenship according to his father Harvey Davis. The 17-year-old teenager who signed up with...

Singapore Judge: NS is unfair disadvantage

In a court sentence over a National Service (NS) defaulter, an unnamed district judge confirmed that NS is an unfair disadvantage for Singaporean males. "Even if one is residing overseas,...

Army General: My grandmother always complained about Japanese Occupation

In a state media interview with Straits Times, Chief of Defence Force Melvyn Ong said that he joined the army because his grandmother always complained about the Japanese Occupation...

New Zealand: Singapore’s NS evasion is not an extraditable offense

During a legal proceeding for a Singaporean-New Zealand dual citizen's pension appeal, a New Zealand tribunal stated that the evasion of National Service (NS) is not an extraditable offense....

High Court: NS puts Singaporean conscripts at unfair disadvantage

The Singapore High Court yesterday (July 25) commented that National Service (NS) puts Singaporean conscripts at unfair disadvantage and hence is laying out a framework to punish those who...

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Epilogue

The past week has been heartening to read that many Singaporeans have expressed disappointment in the shut down of States Times Review. I have been...

STR to shut down

The States Times Review website has been blocked under false charges of "fake news" and "criminal defamation" laid by the Singapore dictatorship.   As such, the...

Law Minister K Shanmugam threatens 2 years jail for “Criminal Defamation”

Singapore's Law Minister K Shanmugam has gone to the local state media threatening that the articles published by States Times Review is "criminal defamation"....