6 grenades used when 2 were needed

Pictures of Private Dominique Sarron Lee Rui Feng, who died in April, at his headstone at the cemetery.

SINGAPORE - As the Committees of Inquiry's (COI) findings were being presented in Parliament on Wednesday afternoon, Madam Felicia Seah was by her son's grave in Lim Chu Kang.

She had gone to Private Dominique Sarron Lee Rui Feng's grave after the meeting with SAF. "I didn't tell him anything today," she said. "My mind was a blank."

For the last seven months, Madam Seah has been visiting her son's grave almost every day.

While she usually spends more time there, she left after about half an hour on Wednesday as it had started raining heavily.

Representatives from the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) had met with Pte Lee's family earlier in the day to share the results of the findings.

She was told that her son's officer had breached safety regulations, contributing to his death.

"They not only breached the TSR (Training Safety Regulations), they breached my trust too. When my son went into the army, they promised to keep him safe, but look what happened," she said in voice that cracked.

Madam Seah struggled to continue speaking and her brother, Mr Seah, took over.

He said the family will not stop in their quest for answers and that they have many questions.

"There's nothing in what they told us that we didn't already find out through Google," said Mr Sean Seah, Pte Lee's uncle.

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