SINGAPORE: Nine Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICVs) and other equipment arrived in Singapore on Monday (Jan thirty) at 2.40pm after currently being detained in Hong Kong for two months.
Hong Kong authorities stated they had been held in the territory due to a suspected licensing breach.
Arrival of the nine Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICVs) and other equipment in Singapore. (Photo: MINDEF)
SAF stated the autos will bear “post-coaching administration”, including thorough serviceability checks and regime servicing.
In a Facebook post, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen stated the autos will be transported to foundation camp to bear specific checks, which will take a several times.
“I am very pleased of how Singaporeans rallied with each other all through this episode. Thank you for your support and encouragement,” he wrote.
The nine armoured autos had been detained on Nov 23 from a container ship transiting as a result of Hong Kong from Taiwan.
On Jan nine, Dr Ng Eng Hen stated in Parliament that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had created to Hong Kong Chief Govt CY Leung, asking for the autos to be returned. In the wake of this incident, Dr Ng included that the SAF has reviewed delivery techniques “comprehensively” to minimize the hazard of equipment currently being taken hostage en route.
On Jan 24, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated Hong Kong authorities have completed their investigations and will be releasing the autos and other equipment as a result of APL, the professional delivery firm that was meant to transport the autos back to Singapore in November.
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