Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Singapore DPM and Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean's Letter to Mayor of Rockhampton Brad Carter

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean's Letter to Mayor of Rockhampton Brad Carter
Source: Singapore Ministry of Defence
Posted: 04 Jan 2011, 1800 hours (Time is GMT +8 hours)
4 January 2011

Mr Brad Carter
Mayor, Rockhampton Regional Council

Dear Mayor Carter,

I write to express our empathy with the people of Rockhampton as you grapple with these devastating floods. I am relieved to hear that the local authorities with the assistance of the Australian Federal Government and the ADF have matters well in hand.

I understand that the senior Singapore Armed Forces officer MAJ Low Kay Kiat stationed in Rockhampton has been in contact with you. Do let him know if there is anything that he can do to assist to bring relief to those affected.

I would like to thank you once again for the very warm welcome and hospitality that you and the people of Rockhampton have extended to SAF soldiers who have trained there over the past twenty years. I know that our soldiers would want to render any assistance needed, if only to show our empathy and support for the people of Rockhampton as a gesture of thanks and friendship for their welcome and hospitality over the years.

May I take this opportunity to wish you and your family all the very best for the year ahead.

Yours sincerely,

Teo Chee Hean


zjz said...

Glad to hear MINDEF is offering help to the Rocky.

-- from a 3-time Ex-Wallaby participant.

Hsien said...

Hi David,
Could you write about Civilian Emergency Preparedness in the SAF? In light of the Toowoomba Floods?

David Boey said...

Hi Hsien,
Will watch the situation closely.

There should be more to write about with the budget debate coming soon.