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Aloysius Pang dies: SAF needs to probe deeper into safety culture

It has to find reason behind recent incidents after four years of zero fatalities

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For four years leading up to August 2017, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) had a clean record of zero operations-and training-related fatalities.

It was a hard-earned achievement in the light of a terrible 2012, when four SAF servicemen died in separate training incidents in that year alone.

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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 Aloysius Pang dies: SAF needs to probe deeper into safety culture. Subscribe