NSman ‘advised’ by SAF officer to remove FB complaint on unprofessional SAF MO
Posted by temasektimes on July 14, 2012
A NSman Mr Yang has been ‘advised’ by a SAF officer during his RT (Remedial Training) to remove a complaint he posted on his Facebook about a SAF Medical Officer (MO) Dr Wong.
Mr Yang had earlier written about his unpleasant experience with Dr Wong whom he accused of shouting at him rudely when he reported sick at the Maju Camp Medical Center two weeks ago after experiencing giddy spells before a RT.
Mr Yang’s post came to the attention of SAF and he was ‘advised’ by an officer to remove the post during his next RT training:
“The officer while chatting nicely with me, has at least on 3 occasions tell me to ”consider taking down the FB thread” but I explained, even if I took it down, it is on many sites & forums. I think he said someone asked me to do it, cant remember who or which department.”
It is not known if SAF is looking into Mr Yang’s complaint about its MO Dr Wong Yi.
Mr Yang has since written to us seeking advice on whether he should remove his Facebook post.
He is also still traumatized by the unpleasant encounter with the SAF MO.
There are no laws in Singapore forbidding NSmen posting their army experiences on their personal blogs and Facebooks. Mr Yang should consider escalating the matter up to the higher authorities such as the SAF Medical Corps and Singapore Medical Council if he feels his grievances have not been adequately addressed.