Aloysius Pang dies: Move to lower training tempo a good initial response, say observers

Following actor Aloysius Pang's death due to injuries suffered while on a military exercise, the Singapore Armed Forces will be lowering its training tempo across all services to better focus on safety.

The move by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) to lower its training tempo across all services for the first time after five fatal incidents in 16 months is a good initial response, said defence observers.

They were reacting to the announcement by Chief of Defence Force Melvyn Ong at a media briefing on Thursday that he had asked all services to review their training tempo and to focus on the safety of all personnel.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2019, with the headline 'Move to lower training tempo a good initial response: Observers'. Subscribe