SINGAPORE: National Servicemen (NSmen) will be able to bring camera phones to specific zones in 15 additional camps from next month.
This was announced by the Defence Ministry after a meeting of the Committee to Strengthen National Service was held at the Sembawang Camp on Friday morning.
The committee is chaired by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen.The move will help NSmen better balance their In-Camp Training duties with other commitments outside camp.
However, camera phones will only be allowed in green zones which are less sensitive than red zones where classified information and equipment are managed.Currently, 14 camps already allow camera phones within their premises.
This is part of a trial that started a year ago.
The additional 15 camps are: Amoy Quee Camp, Bukit Panjang Camp, Dieppe Barracks, Jurong Camp I & III, Kaki Bukit Camp, Keat Hong Camp, Kranji Camp I, Lim Chu Kang Camp, Mandai Camp II, Mandai Hill Camp, Nee Soon Camp, Selarang Camp, Sembawang Camp, Stagmont Camp and Tanjong Gul Camp.