Ex-SAF senior instructor jailed six months after accident kills NSF
An ex-master sergeant from the SAF Military Intelligence Institute was sentenced to a total of six months' jail this morning at the State Courts.
Lee Kong Kean, 33, was convicted of instigating full-time National Serviceman Cavin Tan to do a rash act by driving a military jeep without a licence during a military exercise, between May 10 and May 11, 2012.
Tan, who had earlier been sentenced to a 10-day Short Detention Order, lost control of the vehicle which overturned at an SAF Marsiling training ground.
Two other passengers were injured while a third, NSF Tan Mou Sheng, died after being crushed by the jeep.
Lee was also convicted of another charge of trying to pervert the course of justice by informing a group of instructors his intention to lie to investigators that Cavin Tan had stolen the jeep.
Lee was sentenced to four months' jail for abetting Tan to do a rash act and two months' jail for attempting to pervert the course of justice. Both sentences are to run consecutively.
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