SMU Lexicon: Ah Boys to Men: Training Deaths and Accountability

Reading Time: 13 minutesI.              Introduction Croesus might have been mistaken when he commented that “in peace, sons bury fathers, but in war fathers bury sons”.[1] Training accidents do occur, and soldiers pay the ultimate price. On 18th April 2018, Corporal (“CPL”) Dave Lee, a full-time National Serviceman (“NSF”), succumbed to heat injury following his fast march.[2] Since then, […]

What is the objective of Military Law? (Part 2 of 2)

Reading Time: 8 minutesMilitary Law in Singapore is unique due to its separate legal system and jurisdiction. To most, “Military Justice” (or “Military Law”) is simply a body of law and system of rules which only applies to military personnel. Being a nation known for its mandatory conscription (National Service), many of us have probably heard the military-related […]

Who is subject to military law in Singapore? (Part 1 of 2)

Reading Time: 6 minutesMilitary Law in Singapore is unique due to its separate legal system and jurisdiction. To most, “Military Justice” (or “Military Law”) is simply a body of law and system of rules which only applies to military personnel. Being a nation known for its mandatory conscription (National Service), many of us have probably heard the military-related […]