Tag Archives: Military

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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US: CHINA EXERTS MILITARY CONTROL OVER SOUTH CHINA SEA ISLANDS

Not only has China started building installations on a set of disputed islands in the South China Sea, it has begun enforcing its military control over the air and waterways around them as well. According to CNN, which had been allowed to board a US reconnaissance plane to conduct a survey over the South China Sea and its disputed islands, the plane they were on received up to 8 warnings from PRC military personnel stationed on the islands to "go away" from what the PRCs considered Chinese airspace.

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FEMALES MUST PASS “TWO FINGER” VIRGINITY TEST TO JOIN INDON MILITARY

Female applicants to the Indonesian military must pass a "two-finger" virginity test, a practice that has drawn condemnation from human rights groups. Indonesia’s coordinating minister for politics, law, and security Tedjo Edh confirmed the practice to CNN last year. The test involves physicians placing two fingers inside an applicant to ensure their hymen is intact.

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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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DPM Tharman: SAF Must Remain A Strong & Credible Force

While Singapore has enjoyed peace, prosperity and progress for the past 49 years, the Republic’s success and stability must never be taken for granted because risks and volatility elsewhere could easily affect us and new security challenges will keep emerging, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

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Thai army declares martial law ‘to restore order’

Citing a worsening security situation, Thailand's army chief general Prayuth Chan-ocha has declared martial law in Thailand starting at 3am local time this morning. According to the army's order, martial law has been applied throughout the country. As dawn broke over Bangkok, troops were swiftly deployed at several TV stations. Until 6am there was no news of any arrests. Martial law which puts security in the hands of the army with sweeping powers to detain people, does not amount to a coup d'etat, but is likely to be seen as such by the pro-government camp - unless any crackdowns are even handed and target both pro- and anti-government camps.

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Rich Singapore worries over incursion by bigger neighbours

y appearances, this tiny island nation has little to worry about—it is an economic and military powerhouse in which one in six citizens is a millionaire. Situated near the equator, it has even been sheltered from the extreme-weather events to which most other nations have been subjected because of climate change. But leading Singaporeans are raising a substantial fear—of attack by one of their larger, less-affluent, and sometimes-angry neighbors. The concern is a potential contagion from events thousands of miles away in the South China Sea and Europe, where China and Russia are forcing their will and swallowing the territory of their own smaller neighbors.

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Malaysia beats out Singapore in military strength

Malaysia ranked 38th out of 106 countries in terms of military strength according to a report published by Global Firepower (GFP). Malaysia’s ranking placed it five places ahead of neighbour Singapore at 44. According to the survey, Malaysia also outranked Norway (which came in at 39), Ethiopia (40) and South Africa (41). In the Asean sphere, aside from Singapore, Malaysia also beat out the likes of Cambodia (at 82) and Laos (102), but lost to Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines, which came in at 23, 24 and 37 respectively.

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