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Steady spending on defence enables long-term planning: Ng

Singapore

SINGAPORE must maintain its steady expenditure on defence even as its population continues to age and social spending goes up, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen told Parliament on Thursday.

As the House debated his ministry's spending plans for the new financial year, he made the point that a steady spending on defence was the "most effective" way to stretch each defence dollar.

"It allows us to plan for the long-term, and allows us to avoid disruptive changes from fluctuating expenditures year...

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