Tag: Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen

Leon Perera: Singapore should reduce NDP spending this year

Singapore—Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Leon Perera, who is from the Workers’ Party (WP), spoke in Parliament on Friday (June 5), calling for a reduction in the expenses of this year’s National Day Parade (NDP). https://www.facebook.com/leonperera70/posts/1572678386223665 He made the call “in solidarity with the needy at this...

Ng Eng Hen congratulates newly-elected Malaysian counterpart

Singapore – The Defence Minister of Singapore congratulated his Malaysian counterpart through a letter which highlighted the "longstanding defence ties" the two countries share. On Tuesday (March 10), Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen sent a congratulatory letter to the newly-elected Malaysian Defence Minister Dato'...

Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan commends NSmen and women on SAF Day 2019, welcomes 3rd grandchild

Singapore – Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan posted a tribute on his Facebook page to all the NSmen and women for Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Day 2019 which was on July 1 (Monday). “The SAF is a key reason we can all sleep soundly, appreciating...

“Dark storm clouds” threaten South China Sea, Ng Eng Hen urges common rules be adopted by countries in the region

Singapore — At the opening of this year’s 12th International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX) Asia on Tuesday, May 14, Singapore’s Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen warned of “dark storm clouds” over the region that could threaten its well being. He urged for...

Ng Eng Hen: Deaths of 2 SAF servicemen in 2018 were unnatural, but unrelated to service

Singapore—In Parliament on Monday, April 1, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen clarified the causes of death of two Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) servicemen in 2018 as due to unnatural causes but “not related to service.” Both men passed away while on SAF premises. In July,...

Singapore buys 4 customised submarines from Germany

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) purchased four new submarines from Germany, with the first one already fully functional. The wife of Defence Minister Dr. Ng Eng Hen, Ivy Ng, launched The Invincible-class or Type 218SG submarine at the thyssenKrupp Marine Systems shipyard in Kiel,...

ASEAN nations agree to share intelligence to fight terrorism

The defense minister of Singapore, Ng Eng Hen, announced on Saturday, October 20, that the ten members of ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) have agreed to share intelligence in order to fight a ‘real and present’ militant threat in the region. Mr. Ng...