MACVA Activities
L to R:Lt Col Chong Kok Hing (Rtd), Lt Col John Lai Kim Chee (Rtd), Brig Gen Shamsirudin Mohd Shariff, Maj Gen Dato' Toh Choon Siang, Maj Foo Ah Cheng (Rtd), 2nd Lt Fu Chee Ming (Rtd) PGB, WO 1 Bong Fan Chang (Rtd).

1st Infantry Division 52nd Anniversary Parade
20 Jul 18
MACVA Sarawak Chapter attended the 1st Infantry Division 52nd Anniversary Parade at Kem Muara Tuang, Kota Samarahan on 19 Jul 18. GOC 1st Infantry Division Maj Gen Dato' Toh Choon Siang reviewed the parade and delivered his Anniversary Address. Also present were 9th Infantry Brigade Commander Brig Gen Shamsirudin Mohd Shariff, Div officers, personnel and members of Veterans association. Kudos to Lt Col Chong Kok Hing (Rtd), Lt Col John Lai Kim Chee (Rtd), Maj Foo Ah Cheng (Rtd) and 2nd Lt Fu Chee Ming (Rtd) PGB who were at the parade representing MACVA.

Maj Gen Dato' Toh Choon Siang had kindly consented to present MACVA Appreciation Momento for PGB Gallantry Award to 2nd Lt Fu Chee Ming (Rtd) PGB at the event. MACVA would like to extend its gratitude to Maj Gen Dato' Toh Choon Siang for his kind gesture in presenting the memento and to Lt Col Dunging Serit, Pengarah JHEV ATM Sarawak for inviting MACVs to the event.

Maj Gen Dato' Toh Choon Siang presenting momento to 2nd Lt Fu Chee Ming (Rtd) PGB. Sarawak Chapter MACVs at the Anniversary Parade.
L ro R:Loh HC, Lim PC, Vincent Lo, Joe Pie, Wang JH, Lim WF, Pook CH, Alister Ho, Jacob Liew, Jeremiah Ng, Mike Teoh, Wilson Wong.

60th RMAF Anniversary Activities
9 Jul 18
MACVs attended the 60th RMAF Anniversary Parade at RMAF Subang Base on 5 Jul 18 recently. 27 officers, 609 airmen and airwomen were involved in the parade which was led by Col Wan Azwari bin Wan Ali TUDM. Also involved were 2 Nuri's and 1 EC725 aircrafts which carried the Malaysian, Armed Forces and RMAF Flags during the fly pass. Accompanying the parade were the combined RMAF Central Band and RMAF College Band of 80 personnel led by Maj Mohd Salleh bin Wahab TUDM. Chief of Airforce Gen Tan Sri Dato' Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang TUDM was present to receive the Parade Salute and delivered the Anniversary Address. Also present was Asst Chief of Airforce Lt Gen Dato’ Sri Ackbal bin Hj Abdul Samad TUDM.

MACVs with RMAF colleagues at Maha Vihara Buddhist Temple

On 10 Jun 18, a total of 20 MACVs, 15 Serving RMAF personnels and spouses visited Maha Vihara Buddhist Temple in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with RMAF 60th Anniversary. The group were led by Col Tan Chee Seng TUDM from RMAF Headquarters Kuala Lumpur. The event and tour of the Vihara was hosted and conducted by temple volunteer Mr Wong Mun Yee. A prayers session were held for the auspicious occasion and the Chief Priest was represented by Venerable Nyanabhasa. Also present with their RMAF colleagues at the event were VP RMAF LAC Joe Pie Chong Seng RMAF (Rtd) and CM Maj Lim Wai Fah RMAF (Rtd).

Joe Pie Chong Seng with Venerable Nyanabhasa. MACVs making donation to the Vihara.

On 31 May 18, Chief of Airforce Gen Tan Sri Dato' Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang TUDM invited RMAF MACVs to a 'Majlis Berbuka Puasa' held at the RMAF Subang Base Mosque in Kuala Lumpur in conjuction with the 60th RMAF Anniversary. VP RMAF LAC Joe Pie and RMAF MACVs attending the event showing great comradeship among Veterans and Serving RMAF Personels. MACVA would like to extend its gratitudes to the Chief of Airforce for his cordial invitation to engage Veterans in RMAF activities. We would also like to wish our Muslim Veterans and Serving Comrades "Selamat Berbuka Puasa".

L to R:WO1 Patrick Lee, Cpl Ooi CT, WO1 Thinatayallam, WO Hamdan, VP RMAF LAC Joe Pie, Sgt Hj Arbe, WO2 Stanley Teoh, WO1 Mike Teoh and Cpl Vincent Lo. RMAF Subang Base Mosque
MACVs at Butterworth Air Base.

60th RMAF-RAAF Relations Anniversary
1 Jul 18
More than 40 RMAF MACVs attended a joint RMAF-RAAF Parade at Butterworth Air Base on 29 Jun 18. The event was to celebrate the 60th Annivesary of the RMAF-RAAF Relations. A total of 146 RMAF and 21 RAAF personnel took part in the parade which were inspected by Gen Tan Sri Dato' Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang and Air Marshal Leo Davies, respective Chiefs of both Air Forces.

The Veterans were also invited to attend the Gala Night at G Hotel Penang on same evening. It was a nostalgic visit by MACVs who have served in the base during their RMAF career. MACVs in the vicinity of Klang Valley were flown to Butterworth Air Base from Subang Air Base by RMAF transport plane to attend the event and back on 29 Jun and 30 Jun 18. MACVA would like to extend its gratitude to the Chief of Royal Malaysian Airforce for inviting MACVs to the event.

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Maj Gen Toh Choon Siang receiving the 'Baton of Command' from Lt Gen Datuk Stephen Mundaw witness by Lt Gen Dato' Wira Mohd Zaki Haji Mokhtar. Maj Gen Toh Choon Siang with Veterans. VP Army Maj Godfrey Chang (Rtd) is 1st on the left.

Lt Gen Datuk Stephen Mundaw as the 2nd Army Eastern Field Commander and Maj Gen Toh Choon Siang as the 26th GOC of 1st Infantry Division
28 May 18
MACVA would like to congratulate Lt Gen Datuk Stephen Mundaw as the 2nd Army Eastern Field Commander and Maj Gen Toh Choon Siang as the 26th General Officer Commanding of 1st Infantry Division. Maj Gen Toh Choon Siang was the former 11th Infantry Brigade Commander. Both appointments Handling Over Ceremony took place at a Parade held at Muara Tuang Army Camp, Kota Samarahan.

Maj Gen Toh Choon Siang took over his new appointment from Lt Gen Datuk Stephen Mundaw who assumed his post from Lt Gen Dato' Wira Mohd Zaki Haji Mokhtar. Witnessing the historical event were servings Officers, Personnels and Veterans. Representing MACVA at the event are VP Army Maj Godfrey Chang (Rtd) and East Malaysian Chapter MACVs. MACVA wishes both Generals every success in their new Command.

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