RECORD panel meets to consider suggestions on improving lives of NSmen
Chaired by Manpower Minister and Second Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, one bold idea proposed by this 18-member panel is to include family members during the NSmen's In-Camp Training, or ICT.I was reading it when suddenly it occured to me that there is no logical sense in this article.
They want to improve the lives of NSmen, and the biggest idea they came out with - is to bring family members into the ICT. What leap of logic is this?
How is the lives of NSmen improved by this?
By bringing family into ICT to stay, I venture that the families' lives would be much worse, during the times they stay-in with their father/husband. Think of the lousy food. Think of the ulu places they will live in.
Why would anyone forsake the comforts of home for an army base? Voluntarily?
Think of all the extra wayang the camp has to undergo, to accomodate the families and to make their experience a pleasant one. With the families in-camp. There will be more work for everyone.
Better food has to be cooked for the period. Extra area cleaning must be done to keep place clean. Swearing must be toned down. Best behavior has to be put on.
Reservists will have to march/parade in one big wayang show to impress everyone in the audience. Tie the whole performance with a heartfelt story on how important is homeland security.
Top it all off with free goodie bags/New-water for every family. Just like National Day Parade.
So that families will think their father enjoy ICT like Sentosa.
Improving NSmens' lives = Bring Family into ICT? Is that the best idea they could think of?
Just shorten the damn ICT lah. Problem solved. Everyone happy.