Tag Archives: CHAN CHUN SING

“CHAN CHUN SING IS SO SMART; HE WAS EARMARKED TO BE CHIEF OF ARMY WHEN HE WAS A CAPTAIN”

Chan Chun Sing was earmarked to be Chief of Army (COA) years before he ascended to it. He is so intelligent it's rumoured his CEP was COA when he was a CPT. Chan Chun Sing and Tan Chuan Jin will most definitely become the next Defence Minister and possibly DPM. Chan is the best of the best. He is down to earth, understands how the men feel and he puts them as his priority. I was with him at the battalion level and also on division level. I have never seen such a SAFOS.

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FORUM: EVERY GAY SINGAPOREAN SON

You Think, I Thought, Who Confirm? is a new series of forums and talks to discuss the issues that matter to gay youths today. An open, friendly environment provides participants to ask anything and everything that they have always heard a lot about, but never really knew what the answer actually was. A panel of speakers, mostly fellow youths and some professionals, will be invited to speak and share about their thoughts and experiences to dispel the misconceptions and myths that befuddles our gay youths today. Ultimately, participants will be able to leave each event confirming facts and understanding themselves better.

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DR NG ENG HEN: MORE SUPPORT & RECOGNITION TO BE GIVEN TO NSMEN

More support and recognition will be given to operationally ready servicemen (NSmen), said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Thursday. More details will be announced when the Committee to Strengthen National Service wraps up its deliberations in June, said Dr Ng, adding that the committee is considering a set of "meaningful" benefits.

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A child today is a hope for tomorrow (Thoughts on the Jubilee Baby Gift)

I am not saying that the gift pack should not be special, it should be an unique offering but there must be a limit to how special it can be. Let's say if education is free for babies born in 2015 up till tertiary or even university level, how fair is it to be babies who are born on say 31 Dec, 2014 or 1 Jan, 2016, or those in the same generation? Fine, you might say that there has to be a line drawn somewhere and fairness is always a vague term. So, if the government gives away such a lucrative package next year and sets a precedent, what happens when our nation turns 60? 75? 100? What are Singaporeans going to ask for in order to give birth? Will they stage a strike and refuse to have babies altogether in that year if the package does not meet their expectations?

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NEWBORN BABIES IN 2015 WILL RECEIVE LEE KUAN YEW’S BOOK AS PART OF GIFT PACK

In response, they have decided to give a copy of Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going, a book written by Singapore’s most famous author, Lee Kuan Yew. Another gift will be a towel with Lee Kuan Yew’s picture on it, as well as a poster of Lee Kuan Yew. The National Population and Talent Division (NPTD), which is putting together the gift pack, has set up a booth at VivoCity to catch passing shoppers for their ideas.

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An open letter to the 24th Battalion, Singapore Artillery (24 SA)

The gunners were determined to help SSG Lee’s children complete their education and they accomplished this mission commendably more than a decade later. I am told the children's education expenses were paid by their father's former comrades. Gunners dug into their pockets and contributed to the Lee family's education fund every year since that fateful day robbed the family of their 36-year-old father but won them many doting godfathers. I understand that earlier this year, Madam Lee informed the gunners who had been supporting the family that their task was done. The family had saved enough from all those years of donations. To the best of my research, this act of goodwill was never publicised in any Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) publication or made known to the Singapore media. I understand the news blackout wasn't due to national security reasons. Put simply, it was an act of goodwill performed by a group of soldiers to help a family in need.

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INDONESIAN ARMED FORCES CHIEF APOLOGISES OVER NAMING OF WARSHIP

The Commander-in-Chief of the Indonesian Armed Forces has apologised over the naming of an Indonesian warship after two marines who carried out the bombing of MacDonald House in Singapore in 1965. General Moeldoko told Channel NewsAsia that the Indonesian military had meant no ill-will, and had not intended to stir up emotions in Singapore. He said the episode has been a learning process, and he is confident that future ties between the two militaries would grow even stronger. General Moeldoko said: "Once again I apologise. We have no ill intent whatsoever to stir emotions. Not at all. Second, relations between the two countries are on the mend. There have been communications among leaders. Singapore's Chief of Defence and I have spoken."

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CATHOLIC CHURCH: WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPHOLD FAMILY VALUES

Addressing followers yesterday, Father Goh wrote: “I want to assure you that our non-public engagement of the opposing groups on this issue is by no means evidence of our flight from our Christian calling to speak the truth and to defend the cause of the family and hence, of society and the future of humanity.”

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Wise and strong leaders needed to avoid conflict: Chan Chun Sing

COUNTRIES need wise and strong leaders who appreciate that there is more to gain through cooperation than conflict, said Second Defence Minister Chan Chun Sing. Speaking at the Asia-Pacific Security Conference on Monday, he said: "We also need courageous leaders who do not succumb to domestic pressures or nationalistic pursuits against the greater good of the region, including to right historical wrongs and perceived wrongs when the conditions are still premature." These leaders must not succumb to the notion that "might is right...The mark of a powerful country is not how it is able to use its might to get its way. The mark of a truly powerful country is how it is able to restrain itself and not have to use its might to get its way and yet convince others to come along its side."

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