04 Oct '11, 1am

More can be done to recognise the sacrifices of NSmen, says Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen

More can be done to recognise the sacrifices of NSmen, says Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen

The efforts include making in-camp training more efficient and meaningful, said Dr Ng, seen here on a visit to the Pasir Laba live-firing range yesterday. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN By Jermyn Chow , DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT More can be done to recognise the sacrifices of the 700,000 Singaporean men who have done national service, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Monday. These efforts go beyond rewards already given to operationally ready national servicemen (NSmen), such as perks at Safra clubhouses and the National Service Resort & Country Club in Changi. The moves also include making in-camp training more efficient and meaningful for the citizen soldiers. 'I think we can do more,' Dr Ng said. When asked what goodies he and the military top brass planned to give out to NSmen to celebrate the 45th anniversary of national service next year, Dr Ng would only say that they are ...

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