Lieutenant-General (Retired) Ng Jui Ping, the Singapore Armed Forces' second chief of defence force (CDF), died on Jan 1 from pancreatic cancer. He was 71.
Described by those who knew him as decisive and logical, the former artillery officer was the first locally trained CDF. His military career spanned 30 years from 1966. After he retired from service in 1995, he started his own consulting firm.