Tag: Mindef

Malaysian Mindef land deals probed by anti-graft busters

Malaysia's Ministry of Defence (Mindef) is being probed for land swap deals spanning over 25 years with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) confirming it is investigating at least 16 cases. MACC's chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said that due to the 25 years timeframe, and the fact that the deals involved multiple defence ministers...

Breakdown in communication between Mindef and parents led youngster Ben Davis to play for Thailand: SCMP

South China Morning Post says a “breakdown in communication” over mandatory national service resulted in Singapore’s great football hope Ben Davis joining Thailand instead of Singapore's football team for this year's Southeast (SEA) Games. The Hong Kong daily says an earlier tit-for-tat between Davis’ father,...

MINDEF volunteers from various backgrounds a sign of strong trust within society—Ng Eng Hen

Singapore—At an appreciation dinner for hundreds of MINDEF volunteers, the country’s Defence Minister said that the volunteers coming from various sectors shows there is deep trust within society. This trust can be at times taken for granted, Ng Eng Hen told about 200 volunteers who...

Retirement age for uniformed officers to be reviewed by MHA

Singapore—Coming on the heels of the announcement from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in last Sunday’s (August 18) National Day Rally Speech that by 2030 the retirement and re-employment age will be raised to 65 and 70, the Ministry of Home Affairs said to...

MINDEF: 2 SAF servicemen to be charged in military court in connection with Aloysius Pang’s death

Singapore—The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced in a press release today that two SAF servicemen will be charged in a military court in connection with the death of national serviceman Aloysius Pang. The death of Mr Pang, a well-known and beloved actor, shocked the country...

SAFTI City: The new S$400 million training facility for soldiers very similar to Counter-Strike

Singapore – On June 28, Minister for Defence, Dr Ng Eng Hen held the SAFTI City ground-breaking ceremony at the SAFTI Training Area. Said to provide a realistic urban environment for soldiers to train for homeland security and urban operations, SAFTI City is scheduled...

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...

MINDEF campaign offers NSMen discounts in shops and hawker stalls from July 1-Aug 31

Singapore— On June 29, Saturday, a statement from the country’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) that began with, “National Service (NS) is the bedrock of Singapore's defence and the cornerstone of Singapore's prosperity and progress…” announced discounts for the country’s national servicemen from July 1,...

“Goh Keng Swee, mad genius”?

Singapore — A Facebook group calling the country’s second deputy Prime Minister a “mad genius” in a post has been making the rounds on social media since it went up on June 26, Wednesday. The group, Memedef, contains content, specifically memes, that have to do...

NS: No longer just a MINDEF responsibility

Public discussion on National Service and military matters has reached a stage where every family must now be allowed to have a say on how the Singapore Armed Forces should go forward. All that Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen has touched on – every...