An officer and a triplet

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(From far left) Identical triplets Phuah Wei Yuan, Phuah Wei Ke and Phuah Wei Deng were among 582 cadets commissioned as officers yesterday at the Safti Military Institute. Having gone through basic military training and the officer cadet course at the same time, the 20-year-olds said they could rely on one another for emotional support. But, of course, instructors occasionally mistook them for one another.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 18, 2016, with the headline 'An officer and a triplet'. Print Edition | Subscribe