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SAF Chief Guards Officer Col Yau Thian Hock resigned suddenly as Head of NDP for ‘personal reasons’

Posted by temasektimes on March 11, 2012

SAF Chief Guards Officer and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of National Day Parade (NDP) 2012 Colonel Nelson Yau Thian Hock (姚天福) has resigned abruptly from the committee for ‘personal reasons.’ He is also the Commander of the 21st Division.

According to Lianhe Zaobao, Colonel Yau made the shocking announcement on Monday in an Emergency Meeting to senior members of the NDP organizing committee. Colonel Tan Kok Ming will be taking over his position. It is not revealed if Colonel Yau is resigning from his positions in SAF as well.

Colonel Yau was appointed as Chief Guard Officer in March 2011 and was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) during the National Day awards last year.

His sudden resignation came as a surprise as he has been busy preparing for this year National Day Parade and is slated to be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General in the next three years. Furthermore, senior SAF officers must give a 3-month notice before tendering their resignation.

The news has set some tongues wagging with some netizens speculating the real reasons behind his resignation.

Some responses from Hardwarezone forumers:

“Those high flyer reputation veri important. Wouldn’t suddenly resign till news went up to media….Also their salary is very high and also need to service a few month service notices…So most likely is got scandal and force to resign within a week.” – kiatkiat

“Pap recruiting him to stand in the Hougang by-election rah..” – CPL Raju


8 Responses to “SAF Chief Guards Officer Col Yau Thian Hock resigned suddenly as Head of NDP for ‘personal reasons’”

  1. LIM PEH said

    TR damm stupid !!

  2. why create unnecessary tension in the society? said

    so what’s the problem when one has personal reason and decided to quite the job? TemasekTimes is trying to mislead and convince others to think that Yau is resigning due to political reasons. Why are you trying to relate everything into politics and create tension in the community? please do not be like those paparazzi from entertainment magazine that create something out of nothing trying to increase readership.

    your tag line: “News and views from a unique perspective”. to be meaningful, please show supporting proves in your articles.

    and also about the recent IT Show Razer girls – what is the problem with them? you see show girls (be it local or foreigner) in almost all exhibition, car shows, racing event. so what is the purpose of you posting those photos? are you a girl who is jealous of their good figures or are you a guy who is jealous that you can’t get hold to these pretty girls?

    i’m not an extremist who pro-PAP or anti-PAP. but it is very sickening to see recent articles with incomplete information and trying to get the reader to speculate wildly. this is extremely unhealthy.

  3. aloysius12 said

    Most likely candidate, if so another disappointment for Desmond.

  4. A high profile person who resigns suddenly and states “Personal Reasons” is inviting controversy…….He is not a Toilet Cleaner on $850 per month salary…

  5. Think before you speak said

    One respected by many, need not be brought down by harsh words of the media.

  6. Ron Lim said

    Why is there no announcement by the Government? Why let the newspaper make the expose? Of course it leads to speculaton just as the leakage of news of two top uniformed officers were due to corruption.

    It is natural to speculate that there was something so serious that this person doing an important job has to suddenly resign. If he wanted to hand over his NDP portfolio, the announcement will be an overlap to the next person, not sudden and for personal reasons.

  7. fair person said

    perhaps, a medical reason is a good enough personal reason?

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