Honouring Our Total Defence Partners As a small country vulnerable to various security threats, Singapore cannot take its peace for granted. The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) continues to safeguard Singapore’s peace and stability, but to enhance our resilience against increasingly complex and transnational security challenges in this globalised world, all Singaporeans have a part to play in Total Defence. Total Defence aims to strengthen Singapore’s defence capability in all aspects – military, civil, economic, social and psychological – by involving all Singaporeans. The support of employers and civil resource owners is especially crucial, as their release of manpower and resources enables successful In-Camp Training, mobilisation and requisition exercises, all of which help build a highly effective and operationally ready SAF and Home Team. In turn, MINDEF/SAF recognises the need to reciprocate their support. The Total Defence Awards (TDA) was introduced in 1986 to honour organisations that play a strong partnership role in supporting their employees’ National Service obligations, as well as civil resource owners that have gone the extra mile to provide valuable services or assets to the SAF or the Home Team. This year, a total of 324 organisations have been conferred the Meritorious Defence Partner Award, Distinguished Defence Partner Award, and the highest accolade, the Minister for Defence Award (MDA), in TDA. Their sacrifices are praiseworthy in today’s competitive business climate, and indeed admirable in these times of economic downturn. The unfaltering efforts of all TDA winners are deeply appreciated. Their invaluable support has contributed significantly to a safe and secure Singapore, ensuring the long-term viability of our economy while safeguarding the freedom needed to pursue our way of life. Congratulations to all TDA winners!
2009 MinistEr For Defence Award (MDA) Winners
At the forefront of defence technologies Employer: DSO National Laboratories As Singapore’s national defence research and development organisation, DSO National Laboratories (DSO) is charged with the critical mission of providing technological surprises to sharpen the cutting edge of Singapore’s national security. Over 1,000 research scientists and engineers at DSO work across multiple disciplines to innovate strategic capabilities in the domains of air, land, sea and cyberspace defence. According to Mr Quek Gim Pew, its Chief Executive Officer, DSO’s scientists and engineers need to be keenly aware of the country’s defence requirements and be able to innovate solutions quickly and effectively. For this, the values and skills acquired by its 786 NS employees from their NS training are greatly beneficial. “NSmen are trained to be operationally ready for unanticipated emergency situations and to adopt a proactive approach to problemsolving,” says Mr Quek. “These traits are important for our scientists and engineers.”
Mr Quek notes, “Total Defence is a powerful concept that leverages the entire nation’s resources. This will ensure that we remain strong and united as a nation even in times of crisis.” Supporting its staff’s NS obligations is also a natural extension of DSO’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts. “Our CSR efforts do not impact only customers and investors but cater to the interests of our employees and society at large as well,” Mr Quek remarks. “We will continue to align our business operations to the changing needs of National Service, while motivating our staff to do their best during their In-Camp Training (ICT).” DSO has in place a set of NS-friendly initiatives to cheer its NSmen on. These include taking into account their ICT obligations in their work plans so as to minimise disruption to DSO’s operations and the NSmen’s schedules; recognising commendable NS performance in internal publications and the intranet so other staff can better appreciate their colleagues’ NS contributions; and rewarding good IPPT results with cash or in-kind incentives. NSmen are also granted a half day off after their IPPT. Championing Total Defence
These desirable qualities of NSmen are not the only reason for DSO’s wholehearted commitment to facilitating its staff’s NS obligations. The organisation also recognises the necessity of Total Defence, in which military defence plays an integral part.
LTC (VOL) Ong Kien Soon feels proud to be part of DSO, as he appreciates how the management has managed to balance the needs of its NSmen and those of nationbuilding. He says, “As an NSman, I am expected to include my ICT and other NS obligations in my work plan. This has enabled me to consistently and effectively fulfil my NS duties free from worry about work.” Kien Soon also applauds DSO’s efforts in promoting a healthy lifestyle among its staff. From sponsoring staff’s participation in marathons to supporting fitness clinics, DSO has made keeping in shape a lot easier.
Total Defence is a powerful concept that leverages the entire nationâ€™s resources. This will ensure that we remain strong and united as a nation even in times of crisis.
Quek Gim Pew Chief Executive Officer DSO National Laboratories
Defence in more ways than one
Civil resource owner: Honeywell (Singapore) Pte Ltd Honeywell (Singapore) Pte Ltd designs and manufactures aerospace engines, aircraft systems and avionics components. The Singapore operation of the renowned global aerospace solutions provider maintains, repairs and overhauls engines, auxiliary power units, avionics products and systems. Over the years, the company has worked very closely with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), and demonstrated initiative in ensuring that it has sustained manpower and technical expertise to support RSAF’s operational needs during both peacetime and emergencies. Honeywell has been providing expeditious and cost-effective maintenance and repair services to RSAF for C-130 and E2C components since 1992. To maintain a high level of readiness for emergencies, the company holds biennial exercises with RSAF which allow their staff to be well acquainted with RSAF’s procedures and at the same time, validate their service support plans. During the exercises, RSAF notes, Honeywell has consistently exhibited great responsiveness and preparedness.
Honeywell has also shown much independence in its submission of readiness reports to RSAF, demonstrating its proficiency with the service support plans which is a highly valued advantage during emergencies. The company believes in having a safe and secure environment to operate in. The multifaceted Total Defence concept adopted by Singapore will help engender a conducive environment for business operation. Mr William Quek, Honeywell’s Operations Manager, says, “The Total Defence concept allows all stakeholders, whether individuals or businesses, to play a part in the community, thus ensuring a safe and secure Singapore.” Honeywell also recognises that besides providing services to RSAF, it can contribute to Singapore and the community in other aspects. Mr Quek says, “By continuing to do well as a business, we will help build Singapore’s economy. Our reputation as a company that consistently delivers superior service to our customers will also reflect well on our country.”
By continuing to do well as a business, we will help build Singaporeâ€™s economy. Our reputation as a company that consistently delivers superior service to our customers will also reflect well on our country.
William Quek Operations Manager Honeywell (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Home is where the heart is
Civil resource owner: HUB Distributors Services Pte Ltd Logistics specialist HUB Distributors Services Pte Ltd, established in 1988, provides local transport, ocean and airfreight forwarding, door-to-door delivery, warehousing, customs declaration and clearance, and other logistics services. The company operates a 90,000m2 warehouse and a 40,000m2 open storage space, plus a fleet of eight prime movers and over 50 lorry cranes, forklifts and lorries of various capacities.
are deployed for mobilisation exercises. But its support to the Army, even amid the current economic climate, remains unwavering. This could in large part be attributed to its Managing Director Alex Ea’s pixMrnot in firm belief in Total Defence.text is latest
Supported by a network of international agents spanning ASEAN and East Asia, the company is able to provide total solutions for the relocation of entire factories, from packing machinery into containers to arranging for its overseas agents to deliver the cargo to their final destinations. Designated a civil resource partner of the Army since 1991, HUB Distributors Services has participated in seven mobilisation exercises with its fleet of vehicles and heavy plant. The company has always responded promptly and consistently rendered service of the highest quality to the Army. A case in point is the October 2008 exercise, during which HUB reported within three hours of activation with well-maintained and highly serviceable vehicles.
Mr Ea says, “Singapore is a small country vulnerable not only to military attacks, but also to the exploitation of our economic, social, political or psychological weaknesses by those who may wish to do us harm. I believe in supporting Total Defence fully, economic crisis or not, as Singapore is our home and where we belong. I will always put our nation’s needs above our company’s.” He adds, “We have a dedicated team with many years of experience, so we are confident about meeting our customers’ logistic needs even when our resources are deployed for mobilisation exercises.” With its steadfast commitment to contributing to Total Defence, HUB Distributors Services is indeed deserving of the Minister for Defence Award, the highest accolade in the Total Defence Awards, this year. This marks the sixth TDA the company has received since 1996.
Inevitably, this SME has to grapple with the challenge of reduced manpower and resources when some of its staff and vehicles 8
We have a dedicated team with many years of experience, so we are confident about meeting our customersâ€™ logistic needs even when our resources are deployed for mobilisation exercises.
Alex Ea Heng Hwa Managing Director HUB Distributors Services Pte Ltd
A PArtner in nation-building
Employer: Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore As the Government’s agent in administering, assessing, collecting and enforcing payment of taxes, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) ensures there are sufficient resources to develop Singapore’s security, economic and social sectors. But in its role as the people’s partner in nation-building, IRAS’ efforts go beyond the day-to-day administration of tax-related matters. “Our vision is to partner taxpayers in nationbuilding and economic development,” says Mr Moses Lee, IRAS Commissioner. “Hence supporting Total Defence and encouraging our staff to do so are very much in line with our vision. Mr Lee adds, “We recognise that NSmen contribute significantly to Singapore’s defence, as they make up 80 percent of our military defence force. We thus support their training and exercises, which keep them operationally ready to defend Singapore.” IRAS’ wide-ranging NS-friendly measures include sending congratulatory letters to acknowledge its NSmen’s good In-Camp training (ICT) performance, and granting timeoff for IPPT and remedial training.
Most notable is IRAS’ promotion of a healthy lifestyle among staff by making fitness activities and facilities within easy reach. From a half-hour time-out per week for fitness activities during office hours to special circuit training at the in-house gym for NSmen, to onsite sports facilities such as tennis and squash courts, IRAS’ staff are spoilt for 10 11
choice for active pursuits. The staff welfare committee and the recreation club also roll out constantly refreshed calendars with activities such as nature runs, rock climbing and inter-department games. By supporting its NSmen, IRAS contributes to nation-building. At the same time, as an employer, it also enjoys the benefits of NS training. IRAS believes the training hones valuable qualities and skills. That is why when it selects new hires or scholarship recipients, it takes into consideration the candidates’ full-time NS performance. Mr Lee explains, “Employees who have been leaders or have been involved in organising activities during their NS tend to display leadership and organisational abilities in their day-to-day work in IRAS. These skills are extremely valuable when IRAS organises large-scale events like seminars and international conferences, as well as when planning for emergencies.” Championing Total Defence 3SG (NS) Eric Ho Siow Koon appreciates IRAS’ pro-employee and pro-nation initiatives. He says, “NS employees are encouraged to reschedule work around their ICT periods. A firm believer in teamwork, IRAS understands that low deferment rates will help promote NS unit cohesion.” He also recounts an example of IRAS’ willingness to help its NSmen excel in their IPPT: “A couple of years ago, some officers suggested the installation of a chin-up bar that’s similar to those used in IPPT. This was then promptly put up at the staff club, enabling us to practise chin-ups for better performance at this station in our IPPT.”
We recognise that NSmen contribute significantly to Singaporeâ€™s defence, as they make up 80 percent of our military defence force. We thus support their training and exercises, which keep them operationally ready to defend Singapore.
Moses Lee Commissioner Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore
Striking a balance
Employer: Lucky Joint Construction Pte Ltd Employees of Lucky Joint Construction Pte Ltd are indeed fortunate to have the company as their employer. This market leader in underground telecommunication networking, cable installation, fibre splicing and building construction began in 1976 as a subcontractor with only four employees. Today it boasts a total of 212 employees. Work-life harmony is a key staff welfare initiative at Lucky Joint. From disbursing bursaries to giving employees personal use of company vehicles to organising social gatherings for staff and their families, the company sets its sights on helping its employees balance work and personal demands. For its NS employees, these work-life harmony efforts also translate into initiatives that help them fulfil their NS obligations more proactively and conveniently. For instance, they are allowed to use company vehicles to travel to training and IPPT or to expedite their reporting upon mobilisation. Those who have turned in outstanding performances during their In-Camp Training (ICT) are rewarded two more days of annual leave. Staying active and fit, essential for NSmen, is also part of Lucky Joint’s culture. The company has specially converted a space on its premises into a fully equipped gym, so its employees can conveniently keep in shape. They can also make use of the gyms of selected clubs, where the membership or entry fees are reimbursed by the company. To spur good IPPT performance, Lucky Joint rewards outstanding results with monetary incentives while those who pass their annual IPPT are recognised at weekly meetings and in company publications.
The reason for going the extra mile to help NSmen fulfil their NS obligations? Mr Yeow Kian Seng, Lucky Joint’s Managing Director, has this answer: “A strong defence is necessary for a stable business environment. Regardless of the state of the economy, employers should give NSmen full support because they are the backbone of Singapore’s military defence. NSmen can help ensure SAF’s combat-readiness only when they can be released from their work to attend ICT and mobilisation exercises worry-free.” The current economic downturn has, luckily, not affected Lucky Joint, according to Mr Yeow. In fact, the company has newly recruited eight Singaporeans in recent months and three among them are NSmen, bringing the total number of NSmen to 12. Championing Total Defence CPL (NS) Li Weifu, a project coordinator in Lucky Joint, is thankful for the support his employer has given him during his ICT. He says, “My company encourages us to fulfil our ICT and other NS obligations. We also have a culture of helping one another at work; my colleagues will cover my duties and update me on work when my training is over, so I will not have any problems catching up. This gives me peace of mind during my ICT.”
A strong defence is necessary for a stable business environment. Regardless of the state of the economy, employers should give NSmen full support because they are the backbone of Singaporeâ€™s military defence. NSmen can help ensure SAFâ€™s combat-readiness only when they can be released from their work to attend ICT and mobilisation exercises worry-free.
Yeow Kian Seng Managing Director Lucky Joint Construction Pte Ltd
Going the distance on its commitment Employer: Mega-Tech Industries (S) Pte Ltd Mega-Tech Industries (S) Pte Ltd, incorporated in 1991, is a manufacturer of air-conditioners and distributor of consumer electronics. A recipient of the Enterprise 50 Award for its contributions to economic development in Singapore in 1999 and 2000, the company has a wide global network of customers and suppliers that spans over 35 countries. The company gives national defence a boost with a host of NS-friendly measures. Currently with five NSmen among its 25-strong team, Mega-Tech motivates its staff to pursue their best in their military roles by including their NS performance as a consideration in its annual performance appraisal. The company also monitors the schedules of its NSmen’s In-Camp Training (ICT) and IPPT, so as to remind them before the slated dates.
may request for ICT deferments so as to maximise their manpower in an increasingly competitive business environment, Mega-Tech prefers to embrace its NSmen’s military duties in its operations. Dr Richard Goh, its Managing Director, says, “It doesn’t take much for us to adapt our work plans around our NS employees’ obligations. Rather than think of ways to stretch our resources simply to survive, we’d focus on making Mega-Tech a nimbler and more innovative company that can thrive in all times. Moreover, national security should never be taken for granted. “The Minister for Defence Award strengthens our commitment to motivate our NS employees to do their best for Singapore’s security, and to advocate the national defence cause to our business associates.” Championing Total Defence LCP (NS) Guo Wen Cong, a sales executive in Mega-Tech, has only praise for his company’s support for NSmen.
Monetary rewards are given to NSmen who pass their IPPT, while early release or time-off for remedial training helps motivate those who have not done well. The company also promotes an active lifestyle among staff, by encouraging participation in SAFRA’s sports activities and the use of the sports and fitness facilities at the country club where it is a corporate member. Even during these tough economic times, Mega-Tech remains an unfaltering supporter of national defence. While other companies 14 15
He says, “Our admin manager keeps a record of our ICT and call-up dates as well as our open mobilisation code words. ICT deferment requests are almost nonexistent as we are always reminded of our ICT dates in advance, while our work plan makes ample provisions for our NS duties. During my ICT, a colleague will be assigned my duties and will update me on the project details upon my return. If we are working off-site when open mobilisation exercises are activated, our admin manager helps to inform us, so that our response is not delayed.”
The Minister for Defence Award strengthens our commitment to motivate our NS employees to do their best for Singaporeâ€™s security, and to advocate the national defence cause to our business associates.
Richard Goh Yong Hock Managing Director Mega-Tech Industries (S) Pte Ltd
A partner worth counting on Civil resource owner: Sam Yew Lian Machinery Small and medium enterprises, given their smaller scale, invariably face resource limitations. It is all the more admirable then, that they put aside business considerations and make sacrifices in order to do their part for Singapore’s Total Defence. Sam Yew Lian Machinery is one such SME. Established in 1980, the company specialises in private housing construction, earth and excavation work, and the leasing of excavators. A civil resource partner to the Headquarters of the Army Combat Engineers Group (HQ ARMCEG) since September 2003, Sam Yew Lian Machinery has to date participated in four mobilisation exercises. The company has been an exemplary civil resource partner on a number of counts. For one, it has made significant concessions to support mobilisation exercises. Not only has it made available its excavators, which are scarce resources for mobilisation, the company has also planned its work schedule such that it is able to participate in the exercises.
has proven to be invaluable in helping HQ ARMCEG successfully source for the heavy plant required for its operations. Explaining his commitment to Singapore’s defence, Mr Tan says, “I recognise that the availability of resources matters to Singapore’s survival, and that businesses are in the position to help Singapore be better prepared for emergency situations.
“Despite our modest operations and limited resources, Sam Yew Lian has been forthcoming in providing support for the civil resource mobilisation exercises. We are proud to contribute to Singapore’s defence.” For its excellent support, Sam Yew Lian Machinery was awarded the Meritorious Defence Partner Award in 2005 and the Distinguished Defence Partner Award in 2007. This year, it is recognised with the highest honour, the Minister for Defence Award.
In addition, the company director Mr Tan Yong Seng has also been very accommodating, even making changes to his schedule so that he can be present during every civil resource officer’s visit. Mr Tan has also been proactive and generous in sharing his extensive knowledge on the heavy plant industry, which 16 17
Despite our modest operations and limited resources, Sam Yew Lian has been forthcoming in providing support for the civil resource mobilisation exercises. We are proud to contribute to Singaporeâ€™s defence.
Tan Yong Seng Director Sam Yew Lian Machinery
It’s all in the details
Civil resource owner: Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), established in 1968, is the marine arm of integrated engineering group Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. With two shipyards in Singapore located in Benoi and Tuas, and three in the United States, ST Marine offers turnkey solutions for a wide range of vessels, from frigate-sized naval warships to 70,000 dwt panamax-sized commercial vessels.
As the Navy’s civil resource partner, ST Marine is required to give priority to the repair, refurbishment, upgrading and maintenance of RSN vessels during emergencies. To keep itself at the highest level of preparedness, ST Marine has, despite the shipyard’s heavy schedule, set aside time to complete, validate and update its service plan for the compressed refit of RSN vessels.
In terms of shipbuilding capabilities, the company is able to provide comprehensive through-life services, from concept definition and detailed design, to construction and onboard system installation and integration, to testing and commissioning. The longstanding partnership between ST Marine and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) dates back to 1969, when ST Marine constructed four 45-metre Missile Gun Boats for RSN. Since then, the company has continued to provide top-notch support to RSN, garnering the Total Defence Commendation Certificate in 1995 and 1999, the Total Defence Outstanding Award in 2004, and the Distinguished Defence Partner Award in 2005. This year, its contribution to Singapore’s Total Defence has once again been endorsed, with the Minister for Defence Award.
What sets ST Marine apart is its keen attention to detail, which is especially important given RSN’s constantly evolving contingency plans with new systems and platforms. Mr Chang Cheow Teck, President of ST Marine, notes, “We have a dedicated team of project managers and engineers to actively support RSN’s contingency plans. Learning lessons from every validation exercise are captured and reviewed for improvements. These are subsequently validated with RSN to ensure a high degree of effectiveness.” Mr Chang continues, “Today’s threats to our nation are multidimensional and multifaceted. There is a need to involve every citizen in the defence of our nation and our way of life, so that we can continue to have peace, progress and prosperity for our future generations. ST Marine will always be committed, prepared and ready to support RSN.”
Todayâ€™s threats to our nation are multidimensional and multifaceted. There is a need to involve every citizen in the defence of our nation and our way of life, so that we can continue to have peace, progress and prosperity for our future generations. ST Marine will always be committed, prepared and ready to support RSN.
Chang Cheow Teck President Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd
Civil resource owner: ST Logistics Pte Ltd Leading logistics service provider ST Logistics Pte Ltd (STL) leverages on state-of-the-art technology, operational excellence and a diverse range of core competencies offered by its group of companies to provide fully integrated and seamless supply chain solutions to many local public service organisations, among them the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). Most notably, STL’s high state of operational readiness to undertake exacting logistics support challenges in varying situations has earned the company the status as an invaluable civil resource partner in Total Defence.
With a committed and well-trained workforce led by a supportive management, STL is poised to play an even greater role in supporting SPF and SAF. STL’s commitment to Total Defence shall firmly remain as one of the company’s key thrusts.
STL demonstrated specialty logistics capability in event management to support SPF at the International Ministerial Conference and the first-ever Singapore Grand Prix night race event in the world. The company is also lauded for its proactive mindset in implementing continuous improvements in service to SPF, and for extending its international reach to provide cost-effective and reliable logistics services to SPF’s operations overseas.
Mr Lim Yeow Beng, STL’s President and CEO, says, “We firmly believe that companies can only flourish in a stable national security environment. A responsible company must therefore do its part to contribute meaningfully towards Total Defence.”
In 2008, apart from providing day-today routine logistics services to SAF, STL contributed outstandingly in the supply, equipping, packing and international freight movement of field rations, defence stores and equipment in numerous major exercises conducted overseas. Emergency logistics is also one of STL’s fortes, and the company supported SAF in several humanitarian assistance and relief operations in disasterstruck and war-torn countries and regions such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Sumatra.
“Our employees understand and value Total Defence. They volunteer to participate and always demonstrate strong enthusiasm in emergency preparedness exercises conducted by the company,” adds Mr Lim. “We will regularly seek to create Total Defence awareness and review our emergency preparedness plan so as to provide continued support to our valued customers.” Exemplary contributions towards Singapore’s Total Defence have won STL the 2009 Minister for Defence Award.
Our employees understand and value Total Defence. They volunteer to participate and always demonstrate strong enthusiasm in emergency preparedness exercises conducted by the company.
Lim YEow BEng President & CEO ST Logistics Pte Ltd
Standing by our Soldiers Employer: Tractors Singapore Limited Established in 1966, Tractors Singapore Limited is a leading distributor of renowned brands of industrial and agricultural equipment. Its distributorship of the Caterpillar® brand of machines, engines and lift trucks spans the service territories of Singapore, Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) and the Maldives. This ISO 9001:2000-certified company also provides a full range of services, including sales, rental, spare parts and service support. Among its 285 employees, 22 are NSmen. A committed corporate citizen, the company contributes to national defence by rendering its NS employees all-out support for their military duties. Its Managing Director, Mr Ng Pock Yin, believes businesses should do everything they can to help shore up the country’s national defence, because “national defence is the basis on which Singapore’s society and economy can continue to strengthen.” Tractors Singapore gains kudos for its series of NS-friendly initiatives. These include recognising good In-Camp Training (ICT) performance with cash vouchers and a congratulatory letter from the Managing Director, as well as publicity in the monthly company newsletter. The company also takes extra effort to keep track of its NS staff’s mobilisation code words and to inform those who are activated for exercises. Recognising the importance of keeping fit, Tractors Singapore encourages its employees
to utilise its fully equipped in-house gym, complete with table-tennis tables. Especially worth mentioning is the company’s unique Healthy Employee Award scheme. Employees are awarded points, based on their participation in fitness activities, IPPT results and the amount of medical leave taken, which are then exchanged for vouchers at the end of the year. Tractors Singapore believes that its employees will be greatly reassured knowing that it is standing shoulder to shoulder with them in their NS responsibilities. In turn, it appreciates the benefits of NS training in its staff. “A healthy employee makes a productive employee. We are glad to see our NS employees taking more effort to be healthier and fitter,” says Mr Ng. “NS instils in them a sense of loyalty and responsibility. It also helps make them excellent team players and develops in them the drive to succeed. All these qualities are crucial to the success of our business.” Championing Total Defence Not only does Tractors Singapore discourage its NS employees from deferring ICT, it makes sure they can devote themselves to the training free from worries about work. One of its NSmen, 3SG (NS) Nickson How, a sales and application engineer, says, “My company arranges for another colleague to take over my duties. This helps to ensure work does not pile up when I am absent and minimises interruptions to the company’s operations.” NS training has also helped NSmen become more efficient and effective employees. According to LTA (NS) Muhammad Ridzuan Bin Osman, a sales and application engineer, “NS training aids workplace camaraderie, encourages me to keep up my fitness level and gives me the opportunity to hone leadership skills.”
NS instils in them a sense of loyalty and responsibility. It also helps make them excellent team players and develops in them the drive to succeed. All these qualities are crucial to the success of our business.
Ng Pock Yin Managing Director Tractors Singapore Limited
Leading the Way in the MiDAs League These 10 MDA winners will be inducted into the Minister for Defence Awards (MiDAs) League for a five-year tenure, joining 51 League members as advocates of national defence.
Inducted in 2009 • DSO National Laboratories • Honeywell (Singapore) Pte Ltd • Hub Distributors Services Pte Ltd • Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore • Lucky Joint Construction Pte Ltd • Mega-Tech Industries (S) Pte Ltd • Sam Yew Lian Machinery • Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd • ST Logistics Pte Ltd • Tractors Singapore Limited Members since 2008
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Amos International (S) Pte Ltd Apex-Pal International Ltd Chip Soon Aluminium Pte Ltd Choon Heng Transport & Warehousing Pte Ltd Defence Science & Technology Agency Eng Seng Construction Pte Ltd Motorola Electronics Pte Ltd Republic Polytechnic SML Shipyard Pte Ltd Sodexo Singapore Pte Ltd
Members since 2007
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Anewtech Systems Pte Ltd CA Safety Technology Pte Ltd National Oxygen Pte Ltd Network Express Courier Services Pte Ltd New West Coast Marine (Pte) Ltd Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited S.K. Rosenbauer Pte Ltd SPRING Singapore ST Aerospace Systems Pte Ltd T. M. Transport Contractor Pte Ltd
Members since 2006
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City Developments Limited Mazda Motor (S) Pte Ltd National University of Singapore Neptune Orient Lines Ltd Peck Tiong Choon (Pte) Ltd Rayco Technologies Pte Ltd Shangri-La Hotel Singapore ST Airport Services Pte Ltd Tian San Shipping (Pte) Ltd Toll Logistics (Asia) Limited
We firmly believe in supporting national defence and will continue to strive to be a role model to inspire other organisations to integrate national defence into their corporate culture. - Mr Terence Teo, Managing Director, Anewtech Systems Pte Ltd
Supporting national defence is a part of our business process and has become an important factor of our success. We will continue to passionately communicate our commitment to national defence to all our stakeholders. - Mr Danny Lien, Managing Director, Amos International (S) Pte Ltd
We have always supported Total Defence as it is essential to ensuring the nation’s security and stability, which in turn contributes to economic growth. We will continue to provide a supportive environment for our NS employees to fulfil their NS responsibilities. - Mr E.L. Tay, President, Motorola Electronics Pte Ltd
Members since 2005
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ComfortDelGro Engineering Pte Ltd DBS Bank Gems Marine Pte Ltd Hiap Shing Shipping Pte Ltd Highway International Private Limited Huationg Contractor Pte Ltd Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore Megastone Holdings Pte Ltd Nanyang Polytechnic Penguin International Limited PSA Corporation Ltd Public Utilities Board Singapore Food Industries Ltd Singapore General Hospital Singapore Power Group Sinmah Poultry Processing (S) Pte Ltd SMRT Corporation Ltd SP Consulting (International) Pte Ltd ST Aerospace Engineering Pte Ltd Temasek Polytechnic Wanin Industries Pte Ltd
Distinguished Defence Partner Awards (DDPA) 2009 • Advanced Material Engineering Pte Ltd • Advantech Co. Singapore Pte Ltd • Allied Ordnance of Singapore Pte Ltd • Ameroid Logistics (S) Pte Ltd • Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) • Anglo-Chinese School (Junior) • Ann Huat & Company • Asiagroup Leasing Pte Ltd • Asiatic Fire System Pte Ltd • Automobile Association of Singapore • Bedok Green Primary School • Bizpoint International Ltd • Boon Meng Equipment Pte Ltd • Building and Construction Authority • Cal-Comp Technology Pte Ltd • Cargill International Trading Pte Ltd • Central Provident Fund Board • Changi General Hospital • Changi International Airport Services Pte Ltd • Choong Kok Agency Pte Ltd • Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore • Clementi Town Secondary School • Control IT • Davis Langdon and Seah Singapore Pte Ltd • DNI Technology Pte Ltd • Eastman Chemical Singapore Pte Ltd • eLC Pte Ltd • Framework Building Products Pte Ltd • Greenview Secondary School • Guan Hoe Cheong Trading Company • Housing & Development Board • Hwa Chong Institution • Hwa Fu Construction Pte Ltd • Indeco Engineers Pte Ltd • Institute of Technical Education • International Energy Services - Asia Pte Ltd • JURONG International • K.C.DAT (S) Pte Ltd • KH Security Agency Pte Ltd • Kim Ee Logistics (Pte) Ltd • Loyang Secondary School • Maybank Singapore • Millennia Institute • Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports • Ministry of Home Affairs • Montfort Secondary School • Nan Chiau High School • Newtech Technology (South Asia) Pte Ltd • Ngee Ann Polytechnic • Nishio Rent All Singapore Pte Ltd • Novartis (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
• Ordnance Development & Engineering Company of Singapore (1996) Pte Ltd • Pan Country Driving Centre Pte Ltd • Pantropic Online Pte Ltd • People’s Association • Pesko Engineering Pte Ltd • Plant Engineering Construction Pte Ltd • PTC-Xin Hua Transportation Pte Ltd • Purechem Veolia Environmental Services Pte Ltd • R2 Japan Pte Ltd • Raffles Hotel (1886) Ltd • Richland Logistics Services Pte Ltd • RMA Contracts Pte Ltd • SECOM (Singapore) Pte Ltd • SembWaste Pte Ltd • Setsco Services Pte Ltd • Shingda Construction Pte. Ltd. • Sigma.3 Pte Ltd • Simulation Software & Technology (S2T) Pte Ltd • Sincastle Enterprises Pte Ltd • Sing & San Construction Pte Ltd • Singapore Discovery Centre Ltd • Singapore Polytechnic • Singapore Press Holdings Ltd • Singapore Shipping Corporation • Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd • ST Electronics (e-Services) Pte Ltd • ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems) Pte Ltd • ST Electronics (Info-Security) Pte Ltd • ST Electronics (Info-Software Systems) Pte Ltd • ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd • ST Logistics Pte Ltd • STELCOMMS Pte Ltd • STELOP Pte Ltd • STVE Pte Ltd • Subordinate Courts • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation • The Seafood International Market & Restaurant • Tiong Woon Crane & Transport (Pte) Ltd • Tokyo Byokane (S) Pte Ltd • Toll Logistics (Asia) Limited • Tuas Power Ltd • UMW Equipment & Engineering Pte. Ltd. • Unicorn International Pte Ltd • Urban Redevelopment Authority • Wallenius Marine Singapore Pte Ltd • Woodlands Transport Service Pte Ltd • Yew Li Wire Mesh Contractor Pte Ltd • Yishun Junior College
Meritorious Defence Partner Awards (MDPA) 2009 • 800 Super Waste Management Pte Ltd • A&G Industrial Gas Trading Pte Ltd • A&H Car Rental Service • Advanced Material Engineering Pte Ltd • Advantech Peripherals Singapore Pte Ltd • Aegis Building & Engineering Pte Ltd • AFPD Pte. Ltd. • Agilent Technologies Singapore (Sales) Pte Ltd • Ah Boon Civil Engrg & Bldg Contractor Pte Ltd • Aik Koon Tyre & Battery Co. Pte Ltd • Aldino Freight & Trading Pte Ltd • All Industrial Manufacturing Pte Ltd • Allegro Development Asia Pte Ltd • Alpine Engineering Services Pte Ltd • American International Industries Pte Ltd • Anglican High School • Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) • Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) • Ascendas Pte Ltd • AvanStrate Asia Pte Ltd • Aztech Group Ltd • BCI Asia Construction Information Pte Ltd • Bintang Mas Shipping Pte Ltd • Boon Lay Garden Primary School • Boon Lay Secondary School • Boon Seng Hardware & Trading • Borneo Motors (S) Pte Ltd • Brand Finance • Bridon Singapore (Pte) Ltd • Callataÿ & Wouters Pte Ltd • CBM Pte Ltd • Certis CISCO Security Pte Ltd • Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd • Chemical Industries (Far East) Limited • Chesterton Suntec International Pte Ltd • Chestnut Drive Secondary School • CHIJ Katong Convent • CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School • Chin Chye Construction Pte Ltd • Chio Lim Stone Forest • Chugoku Marine Paints (S) Pte Ltd • Chung Cheng High School (Main) • City Container Services • City Gas Pte Ltd (as Trustee) • CityCab Pte Ltd • Colex Holdings Limited • Comfort Transportation Pte Ltd • ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited • ComfortDelGro Driving Centre Pte Ltd • Concord Associates • Concord Primary School • Conrad Centennial Singapore
• Crimsonlogic Pte Ltd • CSP Productions Pte Ltd • DELTEQ Private Limited • Denka Singapore Pte Ltd • DHL Express (S) Pte Ltd • Drydocks World - Southeast Asia Pte Ltd • East View Primary School • East View Secondary School • Eastern Win Metals & Machinery Pte Ltd • Eltron Interconnection System Pte Ltd • Energy Market Authority • Ensure Engineering Pte Ltd • Evershine Corporation Pte Ltd • ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd • Field Catering & Supplies Pte Ltd • Fugro Subsea Technologies Pte Ltd • Furama City Centre Singapore • Furama RiverFront Singapore • Gan Eng Seng School • Gan Hup Lee (1999) Pte Ltd • Gee Sheng Machinery & Engineering Pte Ltd • Gemalto Pte Ltd • Goldbright Hardware Plating Co Pte Ltd • Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd • Handicaps Welfare Association • Havelock International (Pte) Ltd • Health Sciences Authority • Hiap Shing Shipping Pte Ltd • Hitachi Construction Machinery Asia & Pacific Pte Ltd • Huamin Primary School • Huationg (Asia) Pte Ltd • Huationg Inland Transport Service Pte Ltd • Hup Huat Lee Construction & Trading Co • Hup Kway Engineering Works • Hyflux Ltd • i.Host Foodworks & Catering Pte Ltd • Institute of Mental Health • Intellectual Property Office of Singapore • International Press Softcom Limited • Java Marine Lines Pte Ltd • Jaya Holdings Ltd • Jing Shan Primary School • JTC Corporation • Junyuan Secondary School • Karcher South East Asia Pte Ltd • Keppel Land International Limited • Keppel Logistics Pte Ltd • Keppel Shipyard Limited • Kim Ann Engineering Private Limited • Kim Soon Lee (Lim) Heavy Transport Pte Ltd • Koh Brothers Building & Civil Engineering Contractor (Pte) Ltd • KPMG continued on next page >
• Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School • Land Transport Authority • LBG-NGT Corporation Pte Ltd • Ley Choon Constructions & Engineering Pte Ltd • Lian Shing Construction Co Pte Ltd • Maris Stella High School • MediaCorp Pte Ltd • Meritus Mandarin Singapore • Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte Ltd • Micronclean Singapore Pte Ltd • Microsoft Operations Pte Ltd • Mil-Com Aerospace Pte Ltd • Ministry of Health • Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts • Monetary Authority of Singapore • Moove Media Pte Ltd • MP International Pte Ltd • Nanyang Girls’ High School • Nanyang Technological University • National Arts Council • National Environment Agency • National Healthcare Group • National Parks Board • National Service Resort & Country Club • National University Hospital • NatSteel Holdings Pte Ltd • NCS Pte. Ltd. • New Town Secondary School • NSL Chemicals Ltd • Ntegrator Pte Ltd • NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Limited • NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd • Or Kim Peow Contractors (Pte) Ltd • Penguin International Limited • PM-B Pte Ltd • PowerSeraya Ltd • PSC Corporation Ltd • PTC System Pte Ltd • Qihua Primary School • Raffles Campus Pte Ltd • RBC Dexia Trust Services Singapore Limited • Richzone Properties Investment Pte Ltd • Riverside Secondary School • Rodyk & Davidson LLP • SAF Yacht Club • Samwoh Corporation Pte. Ltd. • SATS Security Services Pte Ltd • Savi Technology Asia Pte Ltd • SBS Transit Ltd • Schaar & Niemeyer (Far East) Pte Ltd • Schaefer Systems International Pte Ltd • Sembawang Secondary School
• Senoko Power Ltd • SH Cogent Logistics Pte Ltd • Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd • SIA Engineering Company Limited • Sim Miah Seng Pte Ltd • Sin Lee Paper & Logistics Pte Ltd • Singapore Airlines • Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises • Singapore Cruise Centre Pte Ltd • Singapore Inline Skating Training Centre • Singapore Institute of Management • Singapore Land Authority • Singapore Post Limited • Singapore Technologies Aerospace Engines Pte Ltd • Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd • Singapore Totalisator Board • Singex Venues Pte Ltd • Soon Li Heng Civil Engineering Pte Ltd • SPL Forwarders Company • ST Aviation Services Co Pte Ltd • ST Electronics (Info-Software Systems) Pte Ltd • St. Hilda’s Primary School • Stamford Primary School • Starlite Printers (Far East) Pte Ltd • Syntax Enclosure System Pte Ltd • Sysmex Asia Pacific Pte Ltd • TECH Semiconductor Singapore Pte. Ltd. • The Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd • The Legends Fort Canning Park Pte Ltd • Thiam Peng Trading Pte Ltd • Tiong Hwa Steel Structures Pte Ltd • Tipson Industrial Trading • TJ Systems (S) Pte Ltd • Tong Soon Crane Pte Ltd • Total Jet Services Pte Ltd • Toyochem Marketing Pte Ltd • Unique Gas Solution Pte Ltd • United Test and Assembly Center Ltd • Veolia ES Singapore Pte Ltd • Victor Engineering & Trading Pte Ltd • Victoria Junior College • Viriya Community Services • Wilhelmsen Ships Service (S) Pte Ltd • Wing Tai Holdings Limited • Ya Kun International Pte Ltd • Yayasan MENDAKI • YHS (Singapore) Pte Ltd • Yio Chu Kang Primary School • Yishun Secondary School • Yokogawa Electric Asia Pte Ltd • Yong Tat Transport Services • Zhonghua Primary School