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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

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 'SAF needs to probe deeper into safety culture'. Print Edition | Subscribe