Chatting about NS with the President

President Tony Tan Keng Yam, accompanied by Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Perry Lim (fourth from right), talking to operationally ready national servicemen (from left) Major (NS) Adam Assik Shahrir, Corporal First Class (NS) Wong Liang Ch
President Tony Tan Keng Yam, accompanied by Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Perry Lim (fourth from right), talking to operationally ready national servicemen (from left) Major (NS) Adam Assik Shahrir, Corporal First Class (NS) Wong Liang Chin, Military Expert 2 (NS) Loh Soon Beng, Lieutenant (NS) Flavian Brian Fernandez, Second Warrant Officer (NS) Jonathan Wan Yih Horng, and Cpl (NS) Syed Azhar Hussain at the Istana yesterday. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

President Tony Tan Keng Yam, accompanied by Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Perry Lim, talking to operationally ready national servicemen Major (NS) Adam Assik Shahrir, Corporal First Class (NS) Wong Liang Chin, Military Expert 2 (NS) Loh Soon Beng, Lieutenant (NS) Flavian Brian Fernandez, Second Warrant Officer (NS) Jonathan Wan Yih Horng, and Cpl (NS) Syed Azhar Hussain at the Istana yesterday.

Dr Tan hosted around 550 personnel from the Ministry of Defence and the Singapore Armed Forces to a reception yesterday, where he interacted with full-time national servicemen, NSmen and regulars, as they shared their perspectives of national service based on their experiences and roles in the Singapore Armed Forces.

Other guests present at the reception included Senior Minister of State for Defence Ong Ye Kung; Mr Chan Yeng Kit, Permanent Secretary (Defence); Mr Ng Chee Khern; Permanent Secretary (Defence Development); and the service chiefs.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 18, 2016, with the headline 'Chatting about NS with the President'. Print Edition | Subscribe