The truth of the matter is, our boys in the SCDF (especially the firemen) and the SPF are the ones who are doing national service for real.
Day in and day out they face real-life situations, risking their lives.
And guess what?
One particular community is over represented in both the services – way above its national percentage.
But they hold only junior ranks even though many amongst them are not lacking in academic and physical qualifications.
Strangely though, the paper generals and admirals who never face real emergencies are the ones rewarded with juicy appointments, earning millions, when they leave the services – with some even becoming ministers.
Source: Mohamed Jufrie Bin Mahmood