AFP on Singapore in Meulaboh
"Singapore made use of the long-range assets that they have. It shows that clearly, Singapore can play a very important role in humanitarian relief," said Andrew Tan, a security analyst at the Singapore-based Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies.Read the whole thing here (AFP Jan 16).
"In the future, the Singapore Armed Forces will be called upon for these operations around the region. It's an important humanitarian and diplomatic role which will enhance the goodwill that the region has towards Singapore," he told AFP.