The squad of five commandos sent to plant evidence in Tanglin Camp has returned.
John Vernon Rob asked the other cabinets if we would put a lot of troops that we can lose just to face Malaysia. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has declined to hear the case brought by Singapore, stating that Singapore had invited Malaysian troops into their nation. This was by no means an infringement of sovereignty. They also reaffirmed that the ICJ had no power to send peacekeepers.
Othman Wok wanted half of the troops to go back to their country but it requires months to move back as they need to pack their weapons, tents and everything. He also quoted, “They are not at our doorstep, they are at our home”
Goh Keng Swee wants to mobilize the ISD to conduct secret checks on the Mandai and Kranji areas occupied by Malaysian troops and to gather intelligence on the activities of Malaysian troops within the camp, with the troops reporting back by 10th May 1967. Since some of the SAF protecting Singapore are Malay, the Malay people have to find out who they are, what they are and how nice they are.
Koh Teck Kin is trying his best to write an approval letter to the Malaysian Government but his first letter was rejected, but he is trying everything to get the task done and is giving his best so that the Malaysian troops to go back to their place.
The Minister of Defence has just updated that conscription is back, with 8800m troops at the ready and 6000 more troops on their way.
We need to prove to Singaporeans that we can build this country and protect them. We need to let them know that we are the future of Singapore, our home. As the PAP, they should increase their popularity and what they want to see is happiness, happiness that is inside the Singaporean.
Since we are still facing problems with the Malaysians , we also need to care about the homeless people who need a home. Mr Lim Kim San calls for the utilization of the Ministry of National Development so that we can build low-cost housing units, to be rented to low income groups with a subsidy of 20% which would account for the most, if not all, housing matters of Singaporeans. This is including but not limited to racial tensions between family units in the housing area. And not only this, but they should also look into building supporting facilities in the housing estate such as the kindergartens and homes for the aged and recreational grounds.
The British High Commissioner have deployed at his discretion 42 Commandos back to Singapore. They have begun patrols in conjunction with the Minister of Defence and we understand that there is some arrangement for the sharing of Barracks facilities.
All in all, the Cabinets are trying to improve everything they can so that Singapore’s economic will be better.