SINGAPORE: There is a want for every single citizen to add in keeping the place safe, President Tony Tan Keng Yam stated on Wednesday (Aug 31).
Speaking on the sidelines of a pay a visit to to the Sembawang Air Foundation, Dr Tan stated: “Each individual Singaporean has a function to play. We have to act as a neighborhood in direction of deterring this a lot more advanced ecosystem. They are numerous strategies we can do that. We have to stay vigilant, glimpse out for just about every other, strengthen our social cohesion and construct up our resilience.”
Citing the latest foiled programs to hearth a rocket from Batam to attack Singapore’s Marina Bay, Dr Tan stated the discovery of these types of a plot was a “chilling reminder” that terrorism occurring here is not “a theoretical risk”.
“We have to be well prepared. We have to construct up our functionality in get to meet up with these worries,” he stated.
President Tony Tan Keng Yam on board a Super Puma helicopter. (Photograph: Nisha Karyn)
Dr Tan also highlighted the want for a able and operationally-completely ready Republic of Singapore Air Drive (RSAF) in the current stability local climate. “Our stability problem currently is very distinctive from numerous a long time ago,” he stated. “We experience numerous a lot more advanced problem currently. You can find no frontlines or described struggle regions. This is a genuine danger to us.”
Throughout his pay a visit to, the President was briefed on the capabilities of the RSAF helicopters. He also boarded a Super Puma helicopter for a familiarisation journey around the place and witnessed a demonstration of the RSAF’s lookup and rescue capabilities.
A demonstration of the RSAF’s Lookup and Rescue (SAR) capabilities. (Photograph: Nisha Karyn)
Dr Tan also interacted with RSAF personnel from one hundred twenty five and 126 Squadrons – which run the Super Puma helicopters – and thanked them for their efforts in supporting lookup and rescue as well as counter-terrorism functions around the a long time.