04 Aug '11, 1am

After 2 incidents in 3 days, SAF temporarily suspends outfield training

SINGAPORE - Two incidents in three days involving Full-time National Servicemen (NSF) - one sustained superficial injuries, the other died - have cast the spotlight back on training safety in the Singapore Armed Forces' (SAF). As the SAF suspended outfield training in all army units and training schools to conduct a review yesterday, Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Defence and Foreign Affairs urged the public not to jump to conclusions before the investigations are complete. Nee Soon GRC MP Lim Wee Kiak, who chairs the GPC, reiterated the need for investigators to "do their work". Dr Lim also noted that the two incidents were not of the same nature. Adding that "one incident is one too many", Chua Chu Kang GRC MP Alvin Yeo said it was premature to conclude if there was any complacency in SAF's training safety regime. Said Mr ...

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