defence

Lee Hsien Yang: AG Filed More Than 500 Pages Of Complaint Against My Wife!

Lee Hsien Yang posted that the AG has filed more than 500 pages worth of complaints against his wife, Lee Suet Fern. He said that LHL never voiced any issues with LKY's will when their father was alive. He was also bitter that his brother is unleashing so many complaints now even though he never bothered to discuss things with him and his sister, Lee Wei Ling. Lee Suet Fern has filed her Defence. How do you think this drama will unfold and how much public resources do you think will be wasted?

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SINGAPORE ARMED FORCES TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO FIGHT TERRORISM IN PHILIPPINES

The Singapore Armed Forces will be giving assistance to the Philippines to help them counter terrorism threats in Marawi. This comes after a meeting with the Philippines' Secretary of National Defense. Minister of Defence Ng Eng Hen said Singapore will provide humanitarian supplies, transport aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, etc. Both of them look forward to work together to combat terrorism so that ISIS-linked networks do not set up bases in Marawi and launch future attacks in the region.

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CHINA OFFERS AIR DEFENCE SYSTEM TO MALAYSIA TO DETECT "TERRORISTS"

Ties between Singapore and Malaysia are set to become testy as China attempts to drive a wedge between the 2 neighbors with its actions in trade and defence. According to The Malaysian Insight, China has promised loans for the RM55 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) that would link Port Klang to Kuantan and provide a rail bridge for goods from the Strait of Malacca to the South China Sea, effectively bypassing Singapore's busy sea port.

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S'POREANS REACT TO MINDEF INVESTING 50M IN AMERICAN PROPERTIES

Last January, Mindef invested S$50.26 million in a United States Real Estate Investment Trust exchange-traded fund (US REIT ETF) without proper approval by the SAVER-Premium Fund’s Board of Trustees. The ministry only sought approval from the then Director of Defence Finance.

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WHO SAYS S'PORE'S SOVEREIGNTY AT RISK?

I refer to the 30 Jan 2016 Straits Times report "Singapore's sovereignty 'never a given'". Ambassador-at-large Mr Bilahari Kausikan reportedly said: the 193 countries that make up the UN were sovereign, but beyond their "one seat, one vote and one flag" there, some were either being yanked every >which way by major global powers or rent asunder by internal conflicts. Singapore was represented under Malaysian sovereignty in the UN in 1963. It can be said that Malaysia-Singapore had already been rent asunder by internal conflicts in 1965. We turned out better off without Malaysia. Hence, being rent asunder due to internal conflicts isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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MINDEF CONSIDERING OTHER WAYS TO DEAL WITH THOSE WHO SKIP IPPT

The Singapore Armed Forces announced that it is relooking other means of punishing reservist servicemen who do not take their mandatory miitary fitness test 3 times. It says the current practice of putting them through a 5-day physical fitness boot camp while undergoing confinement will be put on hold and reviewed.

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NG ENG HEN RUBBISHES ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF NS AND SHORTENING SERVICE DURATIONS

Speaking at an event on Thursday organised by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen spoke about the security-strategic landscape of the region, but also touched on local defence issues, such as the longstanding dispute over National Service duration. Dr Ng said that besides facilitating bonding between generations of men who go through NS together, the reason why Singaporeans still support NS is because it fulfills the basic and real need of defending Singapore from external threats.

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[COMPLAINT] S'PORE MILITARY DEFENCE SPENDING IS A WASTE OF MONEY

We as citizens feeling the pain of huge daily cost of living that we have to bear. Our most important survival and the only resource, trade will be slowly eroded as all the money will be sucked into defense spending. Singapore government social help is near to negligible. The huge money spent on the military could be better spent on the aged, the poor, education, hospitals and upgrading of skills of our fellow men and women.

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Singapore may buy Russian Igla-S missile systems

Singapore is considering a purchase of Russian-designed 9K338 Igla-S manportable surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, according to a senior official of the Russian defence organisation KB Mashinostroyenia (KBM). In comments reported by state-run news agency ITAR-TASS on 23 April, KBM chief designer Georgy Vasiliev said the agency had "long-standing ties" with Singapore, and that the country was "going to negotiate the possibility of acquiring" the SAM system.

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