MACVA Activities
Aerial view of the 85th Army Day Parade at PUSASDA. Source: https://www.facebook.com/BTDMOnline.

85th Army Day
3 Mac 18
The Malaysian Army celebrated its 85th Army Day on 1 Mac 18 with a parade at the Army Basic Training Centre (PUSASDA), Port Dickson where the Chief of Army Gen Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Zulkiple bin Hj Kassim delivered the Army Day Message. The parade comprised of 159 officers, 3,630 soldiers with 12 officers and soldiers from the Mounted Ceremonial Squadron (SIB) was led by Maj Gen Hassan bin Ali, Commander of Special Service Group (GGK).

Kudos to Lt Col Ir Raymond Goh (Rtd), Maj David Chow Yun Kai (Rtd) and Capt Loo Choon Chew (Rtd) who represented MACVA at the parade. Also present at the event were Brig Gen Toh Choon Siang and Brig Gen Ho Hin Chai. MACVA wishes the Chief of Army and all his officers and soldiers a happy 85th Army Day and every success in carrying out the defence of our beloved country.

L to R:Lt Col Ir Raymond Goh (Rtd), Capt Loo Choon Chew (Rtd), Chief of Army Gen Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Zulkiple bin Hj Kassim, Brig Gen Abdul Aziz bin Ahmad, Brig Gen Toh Choon Siang and Maj David Chow Yun Kai (Rtd). Sitting on wheel chair is Maj Adullah bin Jani (Rtd). L to R:Maj David Chow Yun Kai (Rtd), Lt Col Ir Raymond Goh (Rtd), Brig Gen Toh Choon Siang, Capt Loo Choon Chew (Rtd) and Brig Gen Ho Hin Chai.
L to R:LAC Joe Pie Chong Seng RMAF (Rtd), MACVA President Maj Tan Pau Son (Rtd), 11th Infantry Brigade Commander Brig Gen Toh Choon Siang, Maj Godfrey Chang (Rtd), Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Rtd) and Capt Tong Lye Heng (Rtd).

MACVA Visit 11th Infantry Brigade Commander Brig Gen Toh Choon Siang
14 Dec 17
MACVA President Maj Tan Pau Son (Rtd) and Committee Members visited 11th Infantry Brigade Commander Brig Gen Toh Choon Siang at Sg Buloh Camp recently. The purpose of the visit was to check out Sg Buloh Camp hall as a possible avenue for the next coming AGM. Brig Gen Toh Choon Siang took over command of the 11th Infantry Brigade based at Sungai Buloh, Selangor from retiring Brig Gen Brig Gen Abdul Kadir Ahmad on 6th September 2017 becoming the brigade's 21st Commander.

The Johor-born officer is married to Shirley Leong Ay Yong and is the first Chinese to command the Strategic Brigade responsible for the defence of Selangor and the federal administrative capital of Putrajaya. MACVA is very proud of his achievement and wishes him success in his command and future undertakings.

MACVs with Brig Gen Toh Choon Siang and 11th Brigade HQ Staffs.

MACVA Attend MINDEF TN50D Veteran ATM Dialogue
21 Oct 17
MACVA attended the Transformasi Nasional 2050 Defence Veteran ATM dialogue organised by Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) recently. The event was held at MAF Officer Mess, Kuala Lumpur at 3.30 pm on 20 October 2017. The aim of the event was to further the dialogue organised by Jabatan Hal Ehwal Veteran (JHEV) earlier on 12 Oct 17. Present at the dialogue were Defence Minister YB Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Chief of Defence Force Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi bin Raja Mohamed Noor, Senior Ministry Officers and representatives form various Veteran group.
MACVs at the event were:-
Brig Gen Dato Soon Lian Cheng RMAF (Rtd),
RMAF VP LAC Joe Pie Chong Seng RMAF (Rtd) and
Hon Secretary Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Rtd).

YB Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi bin Raja Mohamed Noor Deputy Chief of Airforce Lt Jen Dato’ Sri Ackbal bin Haji Abdul Samad RMAF, LAC Joe Pie Chong Seng RMAF (Rtd) and YB Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein Brig Gen Dato Soon Lian Cheng RMAF (Rtd) and Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Rtd)

MACVA Attend JHEV TN50D Veteran ATM Dialogue
12 Oct 17
MACVA attended the Transformasi Nasional 2050 Defence Veteran ATM dialogue organised by Jabatan Hal Ehwal Veteran (JHEV) recently. The event was held at Hotel Vivatel, Kuala Lumpur from 9 to 10 October 2017. The aim of the event was to gather the aspirations from the various Veteran group under JHEV which are to be achieve by the year 2050. Present at the dialogue were Deputy Defence Minister YB Dato' Sri Mohd Johari Baharom, JHEV Director General Maj Gen Dato' Mohamad Khir Abdullah and representatives form various Veteran group.

MACVs at the event were:-
RMAF VP LAC Joe Pie Chong Seng RMAF (Rtd),
Hon Secretary Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Rtd),
Lt Kdr Phua Hean Sim RMN (Rtd),
Maj David Ling Heng Woon (Rtd) and
CPO Low Ban Ne RMN (Rtd).

Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Rtd), Maj Gen Dato' Mohamad Khir Abdullah and LAC Joe Pie Chong Seng RMAF (Rtd) Maj David Ling Heng Woon (Rtd) and YB Dato' Sri Mohd Johari Baharom (center)

MACVs assembling at Philea Mines Resort.

Veteran Gathering At MIECC
31 Jul 17
About one hundred MACVs attended the Veteran Gathering at Mines International Exhibiton and Convention Centre (MIECC), Seri Kembangan, Selangor. The invitation and registrations to the event by JHEV recognises the members of the Malaysian Armed Forces Chinese Veterans Association (MACVA) as bona fide Veterans of the Malaysian Armed Forces, having served the King and Country with dedication, honour and loyalty. MACVA is happy and proud to be together in comradeship and shared values with all other Veterans associations registered with JHEV to register our hopes and expectations of due and rightful recognition and support from the Government.

MACVs at Wardieburn Camp.

MINDEF Chinese New Year Celebrations 2017
22 Feb 17
The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) hosted the Chinese New Year Celebrations 2017 on 22 Feb 17. The event was organised by the Malaysian Army at Dewan Dato' Othman Harun, Wardieburn Camp, Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur where all Malaysian Armed Forces Chinese Veterans were invited. It was a gesture of gratitude to Chinese Veterans who had served the Malaysian Armed Forces over the years. More than a hundred MACVs and some with their spouses were in attendance in their colourful New Year red attires.

Gracing the auspicious occasion with their presence are the Minister of Defence; YB Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Deputy Minister of Defence; YB Dato' Sri Mohd Johari Baharum, Chief of Defence Force; Gen Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor, and Service Chiefs. Protem President of MACVA, Brig Gen Dr Leong Weng Foon (Rtd) was given the honour to deliver a short speech on behalf of the Chinese Veterans community.

macva MACVA Protem President Speech At The Event