a questioning letter written by dr lim boon hee in today's st. in it, he noted that a sof's sgt drowned during an exercise and a policeman died after he alleged shot himself accidentally while 'playing' wth his pistol. in sof's case, where safety regime were beefed up after another drowning case. in moha's case, appropriate policies were already in place to check such scenario. unfortunately, they happened. my view is that no matter how tough or realistic the training exercises is, safety will always has its place.
could these deaths have been prevented? dr lim suggested making the commanders of the respective units responsible for such deaths as ultimately, they are responsible for the safety of their men. only with this, will the level of safety consciousness rise.