The Ministry of Defence has declared a three-day time-out (12-14 June) on all physical and endurance training activities in the army, navy and air force after two young servicemen consecutively kicked the bucket over in a short span of merely two days.
A Regular Serviceman, Officer Cadet (OCT) Lam Jia Hao Clifton, 20, a pilot trainee with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), collapsed at about 5:45pm on 11 Jun 08 while undergoing jungle orientation training in Brunei.
A day earlier, 20-year-old army recruit Andrew Cheah Wei Siong died after he fainted while taking part in a two-kilometre walk training activity on Pulau Tekong.
Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean said the time-out will allow the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) to review and re-focus on training activities to ensure that proper procedures are in place before training resumes. -CNA
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