Tag: SAF

For Singapore to succeed, leaders with the right values must be developed – Dr Vivian Balakrishnan

Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan underscored Singapore's absolute need to identify and develop strong leaders with vision and gumption, leaders who can not only adapt to new systems and practices quickly, but also nurture others to do the same. The minister made this...

Military court dismisses appeal for longer detention of SAF regular who hid 50 rounds of ammunition

Singapore — An appeal to extend the detention of an ex-regular from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has been dismissed by a military court. The said fromer SAF regular was detained after secretly storing 50 blank rounds after an exercise two years ago.  In June 2017,...

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...

Ng Eng Hen: Higher number of near-miss reports in SAF training means soldiers are more serious about safety

Singapore— According to Ng Eng Hen, the country’s Defence Minister, the number of reports of near misses during Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) training has increased. He said that this is a sign that soldiers are taking safety issues more seriously. On June 28, Friday, Dr...

‘Loud sounds’ heard across Singapore possibly caused by SAF’s planned detonation activities, says police

  Singapore – On Saturday morning (April 27), numerous reports were made from different parts of Singapore regarding “loud sounds” that sounded like explosions which alarmed residents. In response to the reports, the police said the noise could have been caused by the Singapore Armed Forces...

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,...

Daughter of highest ranked SAF warrant officer sweetly tributes her retiring father

Singapore – Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Ng Siak Ping is not only one of the highest ranked warrant officers in the Singapore Army with tonnes of medals and honours. He is also considered as one of four legendary "enciks". He even has challenge trophies named...

New poll shows nearly 2/3 of Singaporeans believe SAF is not open enough about training injuries and deaths

Singapore—A new poll shows that a majority of Singaporeans—61 percent of the respondents—think that the country’s armed forces have not been sufficiently open when it comes to injuries and deaths that are related to National Service training. The poll also shows that the Singapore Armed...