Ah Boys to Men actor Noah Yap, 22, was convicted on Wednesday (March 2) of drug consumption and jailed nine months in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) detention barracks.
In response to media queries, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said on Thursday (March 3) that the subordinate military court sentenced Yap, currently a Lance-Corporal serving his full-time national service, under Section 8(b)(ii) of the Misuse of Drugs Act.
“The Singapore Armed Forces adopts a zero-tolerance approach towards drug abuse. Servicemen found abusing drugs will be disciplined and rehabilitated,” a MINDEF spokesperson said.
Yap is well known for his role as I.P. Man in the local movie series Ah Boys to Men by director Jack Neo. He also acted in Mr Neo’s The Lion Men and has a strong following on YouTube with close to 75,000 subscribers and some 6.77 million views for his YouTube page.
Photo: Noah Yap's Facebook page