MFA: Hong Kong to return 9 SAF Terrex vehicles to Singapore

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017

After two months of being detained in Hong Kong, the Singapore Armed Forces' (SAF) nine Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles will finally be returned to Singapore.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) revealed on Jan 24 that Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying had informed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong that investigations were completed, and that the vehicles would soon be released together with other SAF equipment.

"Prime Minister Lee has replied to Chief Executive Leung to thank him for Hong Kong's co-operation in resolving this matter," MFA said.

The nine vehicles were seized by Hong Kong authorities while in transit on Nov 23 last year. According to the Ministry of Defence, the vehicles were being transported back to Singapore by a commercial vessel operated by APL after an exercise in Taiwan.

PM Lee subsequently wrote to Leung to ask for the return of the vehicles.