By: Huang Tzu-chiang, Cheng Chi-feng, Stanley Cheung and S.C. Chang
Singapore, Nov. 29 (CNA) Singapore’s Minister for Defense Ng Eng Hen said Tuesday that Singapore
will keep sending its troops on overseas training missions based on existing agreements and that it is no secret where they have been training.
Ng made the remarks after a shipment of nine armored vehicles aboard a ship originating in Kaohsiung and bound for Singapore that was transiting through Hong Kong was seized by Hong Kong customs on Nov. 23.
In Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, customs officials said two shipments of Singapore military gear and vehicles were legally exported from two local wharfs Nov. 22. Both shipments were destined for Singapore, they added.
Singapore confirmed that the Terrex AV81 wheeled armored personnel carriers belonged to its military and were “used in overseas training,” but it did not confirm that the training mission took place in Taiwan. [FULL STORY]