CAAS Officers Affected by Bangkok Pub Fire
02 January 2009
The management and staff of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) are deeply saddened by the passing of our colleague, Mr Teo Sze Siong, who was a victim of the tragic Santika Pub fire at Bangkok. Our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to Mr Teo's family.
Mr Teo joined CAAS in 1995. He served with dedication as an air traffic controller at the Singapore Air Traffic Control Centre and Changi Control Tower. Over the last three years, he took on planning and managerial positions at CAAS and was an active member of a team which oversees the planning of air traffic control systems. Mr Teo was very well-liked by his colleagues. He was also a very good mentor to younger air traffic controllers who held him in high regard.
CAAS' Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Lim Kim Choon, expressed his deepest sympathies. "CAAS has lost a good officer. We share the grief of Mr Teo’s family and friends. Our prayers are also with the families of two other CAAS officers who were with Mr Teo when the fire broke out. One officer is injured and has been hospitalised while the other remains unaccounted for. Our hearts go out to the families of these three officers. CAAS has extended support to the families and will render the necessary assistance to them in this very difficult time."
A team of officers from CAAS is leaving for Bangkok today to assist the families of the officers and to visit the injured officer. In Singapore, CAAS staff have been in contact with the families of the three officers to provide any support and assistance they require.
For more information, please contact:
Ms Satwinder Kaur
Senior Corporate Communications Manager
Ms Esther Ee
Corporate Communications Manager