Army-wide safety timeout after death of NSF Liu Kai to be lifted on Thursday: SAF
Soliders a helicopter drill during the safety timeout at Exercise Trident. (Photo: Gaya Chandramohan)
SINGAPORE: Soldiers will progressively resume training from Thursday (Nov 8) when an army-wide safety timeout will be lifted. It was put in place following the death of full-time national serviceman (NSF) Liu Kai last Saturday.
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Chief of Army Brigadier-General (BG) Goh Si Hou said following the incident that the timeout was an opportunity to review all high-risk training and ensure that safety systems are in place. He also stressed that the safety of all soldiers is his top priority as chief of army.