Well, the Ministry of Defence finally got back to me (ya, i know, you've probably forgotten i ever applied right?)... after much probing/prodding on my part (the end of year holidays coupled with the recent Chinese New Year break definitely didn't make it any easier)...
And their answer is NO.
Reason: i don't have SPM BM
*vinod slaps his forehead in disbelief*
And this too in the light of a recent statement by our Prime Minister himself urging the public to consider a career in the military in view of their desperate need of manpower.
Looks like beggars can be choosers.
On a much more positive note:
At least it's clear which direction God wants me to go in (or not go in for that matter).
He does know best ;)
In years (or maybe even months) to come, i'll look back on this and smile and thank God for closing this 'door'.
i can't help but 'laugh'