Friday, 27 May 2011

Not this sacred cow

With reports that Osama bin Laden planned to hijack oil tankers and blow them up at sea including targets such as Asia’s key oil chokepoint, the Strait of Malacca, it is imperative that we do not unduly reduce the national defence budget as part of policy reviews post general election.

Singapore has always been viewed as a prized target and a single successful strike at our seaports or waters could prove disastrous and threaten our survival as a nation. Thus it would be extremely foolish to gamble with our safety by scrimping on national security even in seemingly peaceful times.

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