NSman died after being hit by a falling tree during in-camp training
Posted by temasektimes on September 27, 2012
Barely one month after a full-time National Serviceman Muhammad Fahrurrazi died during a training exercise in Brunei, the Singapore Armed Forces is hit by another unnecessary and unfortunate death of its serviceman again.
A 23 year old NSman Lance-Corporal Tan Tai Seng died after he was hit by a falling tree outside the Ama Keng training area at Lim Chu Kang.
LCP Tan was undergoing his in-camp training then and was standing in front of his military vehicle when the incident happened at 11.50am. He arrived at NUH only 40 minutes later at 12.32pm.
As usual, MINDEF responded with the STANDARD statement:
“We are assisting the family in their time of grief and are investigating the incident.”
The previous deaths are also still under ‘investigation’ and the public remains in the dark on what exactly happened.
Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen said in parliament lately that servicemen have to be ‘responsible’ for their own individual safety.
Unlike in other First World countries, there is no real opposition in parliament to hold him accountable.