Soldier's death: Questions need answering

Parents trust their sons will be kept safe, but want more transparency when tragedy hits

The parents of the tens of thousands of full-time National Servicemen (NSF) will be watching closely how the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) handles the follow-ups into the death last week of Dave Lee Han Xuan from heatstroke during military training.

The 19-year-old enlisted for national service (NS) in January and died during military training barely four months later.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 10, 2018, with the headline 'Soldier's death: Questions need answering'. Print Edition | Subscribe