I refer to ST article “SMRT Trains chief operations officer Alvin Kek arrested for drink driving at Woodlands Checkpoint”.
ST: “Prior to his employment at SMRT, Mr Kek spent 14 years with the Singapore Armed Forces, where he was a colonel and a chief engineering officer.”
To become a colonel in 14 years, Alvin would have to be a former SAF scholar. He wasn’t.
Alvin was not in his early 30s but was already 45 when he joined SMRT. 14 years with SAF = enlisted when he was 31 years old. Fake news?
Fact: Alvin enlisted in 1986 and left as colonel after 27 years with the SAF.
In previous articles, Alvin was also reported to have spent 14 years with the SAF. (link)