SAF signals renewed safety focus: Experts

But they call for more clarity over role of new body being set up to enforce safety

Mindef said on Thursday that the new IGO will be set up with the full authority to scrutinise and enforce safety processes and practices at all levels of the SAF.
Mindef said on Thursday that the new IGO will be set up with the full authority to scrutinise and enforce safety processes and practices at all levels of the SAF.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

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

However, they said 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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 02, 2019, with the headline 'SAF signals renewed safety focus: Experts'. Subscribe