Ng Eng Hen’s “bromance” with Chinese Minister of National Defence

Ng Eng Hen’s “bromance” with Chinese Minister of National Defence

The Independent·2018-02-20 03:10

Earlier this month, local Chinese news site RedAnts pointed out Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen’s “bromance” with Chinese Minister of National Defence General Chang Wanquan on the latter’s official visit to Singapore from Feb 4 to Feb 8.

On his Facebook page, Dr Ng posted a video titled “Lunch with GEN Chang Wanquan”, documenting snippets of Gen Chang’s last day in Singapore. After having chilli crab for lunch, they walked out of the restaurant holding hands and laughing, before bidding farewell to each other with a bear hug. Both joked that if Gen Chang had not made this trip to Singapore, Dr Ng would have scolded him.

This is Dr Ng and Gen Chang’s seventh official meeting together. Dr Ng said that he is “happy and honoured to host (his) good friend” and very touched when Gen Chang said to him that “coming to Singapore, is not like going away, but visiting good friends in the same town”.

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