A national serviceman was photographed SMSing away, while his maid walked behind him carrying his field pack.
The photo was first pointed out on citizen journalism website STOMP.
The image was taken off Facebook with the caption 'Why we need foreign talents in Singapore!’ according to the contributor.
The STOMP contributor also mentioned that it was taken near Tanah Merah MRT.
The full pack the maid was carrying looks to be the newer pixelised camo one, and this is bigger and has more compartments compared to older variations.
|Click on thumbnail to view (Photos: STOMP, ST, Mindef)|
A spokesman from the Ministry of Defence told the Straits Times that the SAF "takes a serious view of the conduct of its servicemen in public" and that it will investigate and take appropriate action.
AsiaOne forumers have reacted strongly to the sighting.
Some commented that the maid could have been just being a good domestic help and volunteered to carry it for her young master.
While there were others who questioned his unmanly behaviour, referring to him as a pampered spoilt kid.
A number have also called for the 'NS boy' to be punished to stop this sort of 'rubbish'.