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Parliament: SAF must aim for zero fatality, says Ng Eng Hen, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) goal of zero training fatalities “sears into the consciousness” of every commander and soldier the importance of training safely in peacetime and signals that safety lapses will not be tolerated, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen told Parliament on Monday (Feb 11). And while this target is a difficult one to attain – it was achieved in some years, and there is no guarantee that it can be done in others – the SAF still has to aim for it, he added. “Which mother,…

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Parliament: Bionix did not stop reversing in CFC Liu Kai incident despite repeated commands, says Ng Eng Hen, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Bionix armoured vehicle which collided into the Land Rover that Corporal First Class Liu Kai was driving, leading to his death, did not stop reversing despite repeated commands for its driver to do so, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen revealed in Parliament on Monday (Feb 11). In the Nov 3 accident, the Bionix Infantry Fighting Vehicle stopped only after it mounted the driver’s side of the Land Rover – about eight seconds after it started reversing, said Dr Ng. An independent Committee of Inquiry (COI), as well…

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Aloysius Pang’s death: No malfunctions with gun lowering mechanism, says Ng Eng Hen, Singapore, Entertainment News

Inspections did not detect any malfunction of the gun-lowering mechanism of the Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer (SSPH) that crushed Singapore actor Aloysius Pang and led to his death, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen told Parliament on Monday (Feb 11). He also gave details of the two other servicemen in the howitzer’s cabin during a military exercise in New Zealand with Corporal First Class (NS) Pang, 28, an NS armament technician who died four days after suffering injuries on Jan 19 this year. The two other servicemen were an operationally-ready national serviceman…

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Ex-church leader Chew Eng Han jailed for 13 months over failed bid to leave Singapore illegally, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Former City Harvest Church (CHC) leader Chew Eng Han was sentenced on Tuesday (Jan 29) to 13 months’ jail after attempting to leave Singapore unlawfully. He will serve it after completing his earlier sentence of three years and four months’ jail for his role in the misuse of church funds. Chew, 58, was convicted in December last year of attempting to leave Singapore illegally from an unauthorised point of departure. District Judge Victor Yeo also found him guilty of attempting to defeat the course of justice by boarding…

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Singapore and Malaysia ‘making headway’ on airspace, maritime disputes: Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Singapore and Malaysia are “making headway” and communicating over the ongoing maritime and airspace disputes. At the same time, Singapore’s security agencies are “ever vigilant”, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen. Dr Ng told Channel News Asia on the sidelines of an active living event on Sunday (Jan 20): “I think we are making headway, as you know, the Minister for Transport and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the (Malaysian) officials are speaking. “At the same time, our security agencies (the Singapore Armed Forces, the Home Team)…

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Ex-City Harvest Church leader Chew Eng Han found guilty of attempting to leave Singapore illegally, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A court has convicted former City Harvest Church (CHC) leader Chew Eng Han of attempting to leave Singapore illegally. On Wednesday (Dec 12), District Judge Victor Yeo also found Chew, 58, guilty of attempting to defeat the course of justice by boarding a motorised boat at the Pulau Ubin jetty on Feb 21 to try to avoid his jail sentence. Chew will be back in court on Jan 29 next year. During the trial on Sept 24 this year, the court heard that Chew admitted during investigations that…

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Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen warns Malaysian vessels to stay out of Singapore waters, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Friday (Dec 7) warned Malaysian errant vessels to stay out of the Republic’s territorial waters, saying their intrusions are “serious violations of Singapore’s sovereignty”. Commenting on the dispute for the first time, Dr Ng said on Facebook: “Our security forces have acted with restraint despite continuing intrusions and provocations.” “Singaporeans are peace-loving, but I strongly caution violators to leave Singapore territorial waters,” he wrote. Dr Ng’s statement comes a day after Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan told Malaysian vessels – which…

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Motorcyclist dies after getting hit by taxi at Eng Neo Ave, cabby arrested, Singapore News

A 52-year-old man died after he was hit by a taxi along Eng Neo Avenue on Saturday morning (Oct 27). The taxi driver, a 48-year-old man, was arrested for causing death by negligent act. Stomp contributor Young Kuan-Sing alerted Stomp to the accident and shared videos he took of the scene at about 8.40am. Stomp will not be uploading the videos due to their sensitive nature. In the videos, the motorcyclist is seen lying motionless on the road as a bystander taps on him repeatedly, trying to get him to…

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