Clarify roles of existing safety bodies in SAF, say observers on new Inspector-General's Office

Chief of Defence Force Melvyn Ong (centre) with Chief of Army Goh Si Hou (second left), Chief of Air Force Mervyn Tan (third left), Chief of Navy Lew Chuen Hong (third right) during a panel discussion at the SAF Command Call, on Jan 31, 2019.
Chief of Defence Force Melvyn Ong (centre) with Chief of Army Goh Si Hou (second left), Chief of Air Force Mervyn Tan (third left), Chief of Navy Lew Chuen Hong (third right) during a panel discussion at the SAF Command Call, on Jan 31, 2019.PHOTO: MINDEF

SINGAPORE - With the setting up of a new body to enforce safety in the Singapore Armed Forces, observers said this signalled that the SAF is renewing its focus on safety.

However, more clarity is required on how the Inspector-General's Office (IGO), which reports to the Chief of Defence Force, will work with existing bodies that also ensure training safety in the SAF.

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