Majority of Singaporeans Believe the SAF is Not Transparent about Training-Related Casualties


A majority of Singaporeans believe that the Singapore Armed Forces has been evasive when it comes to training-related casualties.

In a poll by Blackbox Research that was commissioned by Yahoo Singapore, 61 percent of respondents said “No” when asked whether they thought the SAF is “sufficiently open about training-related injuries and deaths”.

Only 23 percent said “Yes”, while 16 percent said they did not know.

An overwhelming 85 percent of respondents said that the recent spate of national service training-related deaths has affected their confidence in the SAF’s ability to safely train soldiers.

The survey, which was conducted between 14-26 February this year polled some 908 Singaporeans.



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