many angry letters on $5000 fine
the publicly perceived and inadequate fine for a deserter from national service is still boiling from the number of angry letters that have been received and published today. it is like stacking a deck of wooden bricks and someone gently pulled out a piece from the bottom. the integrity of the whole structure is weakened and threatens to collapse if nothing is done to prop it up and the damage corrected. 35 years of hardwork building up an institution for national defence is undermined by a careless decision.