Tuesday, May 25, 2010

SAF Training Incident

You have to wonder why this wasn't reported earlier as a training incident.

The delay only serves as ammunition for rumour mongers to perpetuate the impression of cover-ups in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and fuel concerns among parents and NSmen.

If managed improperly, this will only serve to erode and breakdown years of confidence-building the Ministry of Defence has sought to develop with the Singaporean public.

From StraitsTimes.com Breaking News.

May 25, 2010
SAF commando shot

By Jermyn Chow & Lester Kok
A COMMANDO on a night training exercise in Thailand was accidentally shot by a local villager out hunting.

First-Sergeant Woo Teng Hai, a regular from the 1st Commando Battalion, suffered head injuries in the incident on March 13.

The 25-year-old serviceman was hit by pellets from a shotgun, the Defence Ministry told The Straits Times yesterday. He is now on medical leave.

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