Daily Archives: 2019-01-25

Pang’s body arrives back home to Singapore; MINDEF says Pang to be accorded the honours of military funeral

The body of young actor Aloysius Pang has arrived back in Singapore after leaving Auckland, New Zealand on Friday (25 Jan) at noon (7am Singapore time). The flight carrying Pang back, a Republic of Singapore Air Force KC-135R aircraft, landed in Singapore at about 5.45pm after more than 10-hours. His family received his body at Paya Lebar Air Base. According to a staff …

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Defence Minister suggests SAF soldiers stop training if conditions are unsafe – easier said than done?

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen has put up his first Facebook post on 24 January on the death of Aloysius Pang. Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally Ready National Serviceman, Corporal First Class (National Service) [CFC (NS)] Pang Wei Chong, Aloysius perished on Wednesday (23 January) in New Zealand after sustaining serious injuries while carrying out repair works inside the Singapore Self-Propelled …

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CFC Aloysius Pang’s family cannot sue MINDEF even if they want to

After the unfortunate death of CFC Aloysius Pang during his reservist training in New Zealand, many netizens commented that perhaps his family should sue MINDEF for the death of their son. Unfortunately, Section 14 of the Government Proceeding Acts grants immunity to MINDEF or any of the SAF commanders or officers who may be involved with any deaths or injuries …

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Netizens not satisfied with the explanation given by SAF generals

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) said it will be lowering its training tempo, across all services, with the intention to give commanders and troops the time and space to review its system and process as well as to focus on safety. Chief of Defence Force Melvyn Ong said this at a press conference on Thursday (24 January), in an attempt …

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Aloysius Pang’s death: Where is thy honour, Mr Ng?

by Law Kim Hwee I write this now at 0245 hours, 24 Jan 2019. It’s not possible to go back to sleep after I awoke to take a pee and happened on the Yahoo-reported news of death of Aloysius Pang based on an SAF news release dated 23 Jan 2019, 2329 hours i.e. less than 2 hours 45 mins when Corporal First …

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Chief of Army told commanders things cannot be “business as usual”

In a SAF media briefing yesterday (24 Jan) after the death of National Serviceman, Corporal First Class (CFC) Aloysius Pang, occurred during his reservist training in New Zealand, Chief of Defence Force LG Melvyn Ong announced that he had asked all services to review their training tempo and focus on the safety of all personnel, including full-time national servicemen as …

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