MINDEF broke promises and charge NSF who revealed dog abuse in camp
SINGAPORE – Singapore Armed Forces has responded to the viral video of a canine being abused in a bathe cubicle at Pair Ris Camp by punishing the NSF who filmed it with 21 days of suspension of depart and requiring him to report back to army police each P hours.
Meanwhile, the lieutenant-colonel and a warrant officer who have been allegedly concerned in abusing the canine have been solely despatched for counseling.
The SAF defended their motion saying that the stray canine across the camp had turn into “more and more aggressive”. They additionally insisted that the canine within the bathe got here to no hurt and actually, the military personnel are in peril due to the “aggressive” canine.
They wrote on their fb web page:
“The SAF doesn’t condone any acts of cruelty to animals. The stray canine that had entered Pasir Ris camp have been aggressive, and there have been no less than 5 recorded events of the canine biting or trying to chew our personnel…
The canine have been unpredictable and have been a persistent hazard to personnel. Commanders, who’ve an obligation of care for his or her personnel, tried to chase the canine out of the camp. Unfortunately, they continue to be a hazard. The unit contacted AVA and was suggested to include the canine and hand them over to AVA. The trapped canine have been handed over to AVA. The canine have been by no means abused. Allegations towards these commanders have been unfaithful and unfounded.
The one that took the video was a soldier within the camp. He violated camp safety laws that prohibit unauthorised images in camp and disclosure of data to individuals outdoors the SAF. These are critical offences, and he was punished for these offences.”
As if it wasn’t already dangerous sufficient that MinDef selected to punish the whistleblower that uncovered an issue of canine abuse within the camp after which tried to cowl up the issue, plainly that they had additionally gone again on their phrase to not punish the whistleblower.
The 19 yr previous NSF, who’s an animal lover, initially gave the video footage to Ms Strong of Animal Lovers League who had then introduced up the difficulty with MinDef.
At that point, MinDef had assured Ms Strong that no fees can be pressed towards the whistleblower.
Given this reassurance, Ms Strong proceeded to offer the id of the NSF who had given her the movie.
This can also be what the daddy of the NSF posted to his fb web page relating to MinDef’s damaged promise:
” After this incident, Cathy was referred to as up by Mindef to provide the identify of the one that handed her the video. She was assured that this was purely for investigation functions into the animal abuse and no expenses can be pressed towards the military personnel concerned in taking the video.
It is obvious that Mindef didn’t maintain to their phrase to Cathy when two officers knowledgeable me that my son will probably be charged. The excuse given for this by Mindef was “mismanagement”. There was no honour in the best way this example was dealt with by the Singapore Armed Forces.”
It would appear that MinDef was mendacity to Ms Strong as they rotated and punished the boy for taking ‘unauthorized video’ and giving it to an ‘unauthorised third-get together’.
However, the video clearly doesn’t reveal any categorised info, it merely movies a canine being tied up tightly by the neck and being unable to maneuver or sit down correctly in an SAF bathe cubicle.
What is worrying is that MinDef is a large group in command of our nation’s defence. If they can’t honour their phrase in such a easy matter as this, how can we belief them to honour their phrases on greater points which will concern nationwide safety?
The SAF stated that their precedence is to guard their personnel, was this NSF who blew the whistle on the canine abuse case “protected”?
Can you belief MinDef once they clearly lied about taking motion towards the whistleblower NSF?