Tag Archives: Military

GE2020: Another Paper General Expected to be Parachuted into PAP

Just how many paper generals does the PAP need? Since Pinky's own entry into politics as a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) scholar, the pattern of ownself select ownself has gone on and on and the number of paper generals in the party has been increasing. The latest addition to the "mix" is expected to be the country's first woman general (but not first woman paper general) Gan Siow Huang.

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PHILIPPINE MILITARY CLAIMS IT FOUND BODY OF S’POREAN FIGHTER IN MARAWI

The Philippine military believe they have recovered the body of a Singaporean fighter involved in the Marawi conflict even though it has not completed the identification process. The man was among 11 other foreign fighters who were killed amidst carrying out terror-related activities. There are reportedly other foreign fighters in the conflict zone of Marawi as Philippine troops continue to retaliate in regaining control of the city. The conflict has caused more than 400 deaths of civilians, security forces and militants.

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EVEN AFTER 70 YEARS, S’PORE’S MILITARY STILL WEAKER THAN JAPAN

I refer to the 30 Jan 2016 Straits Times letter "Don't underestimate need for strong military". Mr Adrian Vianueva compared Singapore's unpreparedness during the Japanese invasion in World War II with the success by the British and Commonwealth in protecting Singapore during Konfrontasi and concluded that it was a strong military that made the difference.

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HUGE RISK OF GROUP THINK AS MORE YES-MEN PAPER GENERALS ENTER PARLIAMENT?

With more army and police unformed personnel joining politics and ultimately the cabinet, one wonders if they will salute to one other during cabinet meeting. We all know how submissive uniformed personnel are to orders and few ever utter a word of dissent if the order comes from the very top - they just execute the command. Group-think will definitely be a problem if our cabinet is staffed with generals and commissioner.

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