Mr Ong, a father, writes in complain his son kena PES C2/L2 even though his doctors recommended no jumping, running or sun for his boy.
I ever heard of "excuse grass" and even "excuse uniform". But this is the first time I heard of "EXCUSE SUN".
That may mean a new category, PES V (for Vampire).
While I appreciate the father's concern for his son's health, I think many NSF will give their right arm to be PES C2/L2. Oh wait, one less arm would mean at least a PES E.
There are many ways to avoid the heat, I feel.
How about full-time night training? And how does permanent overnight guard duty sound? Or he can be assigned to guard the underground ammo caves of SAF.
And maybe to make it even safer for his son, everyone else can book out during the day, he will book out at night.
Better make it 2350. That is when the weather is coolest. Then book in by 2359.
"The number of deaths in the armed forces recently is a cause for worry. I am concerned how a full-time national serviceman (NSF) is medically graded fit for combat or other activities. My son has a long track record of medical problems, ranging from sports injuries to skin diseases and others. His medical specialists recommended no jumping, running or sun (to avoid the heat). However, he was graded under a physical employment status (PES) of C2/L2. The NS Portal website states that an individual with PES C2/L2 can bear arms and operate in the field. My son was called up for Basic Military Training (October intake). This clearly contradicts what his medical specialists recommended. I have sent my feedback on my son's case via the NS Portal website. The Ministry of Defence should look into the medical grading system before more incidents occur."