We refer to the online posting in the Hardwarezone forum “NSF commit suicide after being charged”.
The SCDF is saddened by the demise of PTE Shek Salmin Bin Murad and extends our condolences to his family. PTE Shek was a Full-time National Serviceman (NSF) at 1st SCDF Division HQ. Personnel from the Division, led by the Division Commander, attended his funeral yesterday.
The SCDF stands ready to render assistance to the family members during this difficult time. The Division Commander met the family members to offer our support to them during this time of bereavement.
All uniformed personnel in SCDF including NSFs are subjected to the Civil Defence Act which stipulates our Code of Conduct and decorum. Anyone who is subjected to formal disciplinary proceedings will appear before an appointed disciplinary officer. The officer will review the case, including taking into consideration mitigating factors, before imposing disciplinary actions. In doing so, the officer is guided by established disciplinary guidelines.
Any personnel who is encountering personal problem or in distress is encouraged to approach his/her immediate supervisor or Head of Unit. There are also other available avenues for such individual, which include a 24-hour counselling helpline and face-to-face engagement with counsellors.
Source: Singapore Civil Defence Force