Cuts by Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim during the Committee of Supply Debate 2019
Ministry of Defence
Safety is one of the SAF’s core values and it is integral to mission success. It enhances the soldiers’ confidence and enables the SAF to conduct realistic training and to operate effectively during missions. Safety, while an individual responsibility, is also a command responsibility.
I understand that our commanders are trained in command schools on the requirements on how to conduct training safely, and safety education and training are also constantly reinforced in the various courses that our commanders go through as they progress in their career.
During training, I also understand that commanders are responsible for planning a proper work-rest cycle to ensure that their soldiers have sufficient rest, and exercise right judgement to moderate training intensity according to ground conditions.
Despite all the measures that have been put in place, there have been one too many cases of training safety incidents recently.
What is MINDEF/SAF doing to ensure that there is command emphasis on training safety on the ground and that it is consistently applied for all the units of the SAF so that it can work towards zero training accidents?
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Relations with Malaysia
The Pakatan Harapan coalition took over the Malaysian government following the 14th General Elections in May last year. What has been Singapore’s approach towards engaging the new government, and how would you characterise Singapore’s interactions with the new government over the course of the last nine months?
On the dispute over the extension of Johor Bahru Port Limits, can MFA provide an update on the working group discussions and whether there has been any progress in terms of resolving the dispute?
The mutual suspension of Malaysia’s Restricted Area over Pasir Gudang and Singapore’s Instrument Landing System procedures will be effective until 31 March 2019. Grateful for an update on the discussions on these two issues?
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