Singapore actor’s death puts spotlight on conscription risks

SINGAPORE (AP) – A memorial service was held yesterday for a Singaporean actor and soldier who died from injuries at a military exercise, a case that has renewed scrutiny of the tiny Southeast Asian nation’s system of mandatory conscription. Reservist Aloysius Pang, 28, was taking part in military training in New Zealand last weekend when he was crushed while repairing an artillery vehicle. He died last Thursday after several surgeries. More details in Monday’s Borneo Bulletin