My son is also an officer, Mr President

ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Second- Lieutenant Samuel Lim Jia Jing, 20, and his father, Colonel (NS) Simon Lim Swee Chye, 51, meeting President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Istana yesterday.

Dr Tan hosted about 550 personnel from the Ministry of Defence and the Singapore Armed Forces.

The annual reception, held since 1992, recognises the commitment of defence personnel and their valuable contributions towards the defence of Singapore.

Behind Dr Tan is Lieutenant- General Perry Lim, the Chief of Defence Force.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 17, 2017, with the headline 'My son is also an officer, Mr President'. Print Edition | Subscribe