For disposal of used uniforms of Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), more bins and collections points will be set up across the island country. The government has become cautious after used SAF uniforms were found near Batam in November last year.
The additional disposal bins will be set up at SAF eMarts and used uniform collection points will come up at entrances of selected camps near populated areas in the next two to three months.
Senior Minister of State for Defence Maliki Osman informed Parliament that these measures will reduce opportunities for unauthorised vendors to obtain and sell used uniforms.
"Our investigation shows that we have found that our authorised contractors have disposed of uniforms in accordance with established procedures,” said Dr Maliki.
“We will continue to engage and remind our service and NSmen on where they should dispose of their used uniforms. We take this matter very seriously. We will ensure that should there be any individuals who have been found to have violated these regulations or procedures, will be taken to task."
He also informed that SAF has an established system for disposing of its used and unwanted equipment. SAF servicemen who need to dispose of their used uniforms do so via collection points at all SAF eMarts. Our contractors for uniform disposal collect the used uniforms and send them to the incinerators. The used uniforms are then incinerated under witness by an SAF personnel.