Malaysian Armed Forces Chinese New Year Celebrations
13 Mar 18
Chief of Defence Force, Gen Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi bin Raja Mohamed Noor hosted the 2018 Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) Chinese New Year Celebration on the 6th of March 2018 recently. The event took place at the Dewan Perkasa, Wisma Perwira ATM, Jalan Padang Tembak, Kuala Lumpur. More than 150 MACVs, spouses and Chinese Veterans attended the event, led by Malaysian Armed Forces Chinese Veterans Association (MACVA) President, Maj Tan Pau Son (Rtd).
Present to celebrate the festive occasion with the Veterans, officers and soldiers serving in Klang Valley were Chief of Army Gen Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Zulkiple bin Hj Kassim, Chief of Airforce Gen Tan Sri Dato' Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang TUDM and Deputy Chief of Navy Vice Adm Datuk Anuwi bin Hassan TLDM. Also present are senior military and civilian officers and staff from the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).
A Lion Dance Troupe greeted the guest and everyone present with with breath taking acrobatic performance. It was a happy and jovial occasion where everyone put up their chopsticks during the “Tossing of Yee Sang”. The camaraderie and comradeship shown were fantastic. MACVA President Maj Tan Pau Son (Rtd) was invited to give his address where he gratefully thanks the Chief of Defence Force for initiating the MAF Chinese New Year Celebration back in 2014 where the formation of MACVA was first initiated. Gen Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi then delivered his speech in which he registered his thanks to all Veterans for their past efforts which contributed to the development of the Armed Forces.
Maj Tan Pau Son (Rtd) also presented the MACVA Booklet and memento to Gen Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi, Gen Tan Sri Dato' Sri Zulkiple, Gen Tan Sri Dato' Sri Hj Affendi TUDM and Vice Adm Datuk Anuwi TLDM at the event. MACVs who were also present includes VP Army Maj Godfrey Chang (Rtd), Hon Secretary Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Rtd), Brig Gen Dato Hon Mun Loong (Rtd), Brig Gen Dato Gan Seng Lock (Rtd), Brig Gen Dato Ng Chin Huat (Rtd), Laksma Dato Kay Hai Thuan RMN (Rtd) and Kept Cheah Phee Cheng RMN (Rtd).
MACVA would like to express its sincere gratitude to the Chief of Defence Force, Gen Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi for inviting MACVA and Chinese Veterans to celebrate this auspicious occasions. We thank all MACVs and Chinese Veterans for attending the event. We would also like to extend our thanks to Brig Gen Toh Choon Siang, Brig Gen Johnny Lim Eng Seng and the organising committee for a splendid job.
More event photos at Picture Gallery