Minister Ng announced that SAF unit commanders found to have committed safety lapses will be penalized during their performance review. However, he stopped short of addressing whether command responsibility would extend to the highest levels of the SAF or MINDEF leadership.
To put things in perspective, in the past 16 months alone, no less than 6 NSFs, 2 Regulars, and 1 … More
7 SAF and Hometeam servicemen died in 2018 – 3 suicides, 3 training deaths, and one from abuse. The circumstances behind some of them would spark nationwide debates on the safety of NSFs and regulars, abuse in the armed forces, and the cost of national service.
Seeing the Iraq War as a potential for diplomatic leverage, the Singapore Government publicly and vocally expressed its support for the invasion of Iraq.
I can confirm that the root cause of more than 70% of the AWOL cases was related to financial problems.