Ng Eng Hen on NS training deaths | Full ministerial statement

In Parliament on Monday (Feb 11), Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen delivered a ministerial statement on recent National Service training deaths. He explained how actor Aloysius Pang was caught between a howitzer gun barrel and its cabin during a military training exercise, and revealed details of the incident leading to the death of NSF Liu Kai last November.

Dr Ng also announced a slew of measures to strengthen the army’s safety management in training.

An SAF investigation branch is looking at possible military, criminal prosecution over the death of Aloysius Pang:

Dr Ng revealed the events leading to the incident that caused Liu Kai’s death:

New safety measures have been put in place:

Dr Ng also said he is “deeply sorry”, and vowed accountability for every soldier:

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