Tag: SAF

SAF Captain charged with causing death of CFC Dave Lee given discharge

Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Captain Tan Baoshu, who was charged in October 2018 with causing the death of Corporal First Class (CFC) Dave Lee, a full-time national serviceman (NSF), with a rash act, has recently been given a discharge. His grant of a discharge,...

2,400 MINDEF, SAF personnel possible data breach victims due to malware incidents

Singapore—The country’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced in a news release on Saturday, December 21, that it is aware that two of its vendors have suffered a malware incident which could have caused a leak of the personal data of 2,400 of SAF and...

Prevention is important, not the time to point fingers, says Aloysius Pang’s brother

Singapore—On the day after two Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) servicemen were convicted over the death of national serviceman and actor Aloysius Pang and their penalties were announced, a message from Jefferson Pang, the brother of the slain actor, was posted on social media, emphasizing...

2 SAF servicemen convicted in the death of Alosysius Pang

Singapore—Third Sergeant (National Service) Hubert Wah Yun Teng admitted in military court on Tuesday, November 19, to having caused the death of actor and NSman Aloysius Pang in January of this year. Mr Wah pleaded guilty to one charge of causing death by a negligent act...

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...