MACVA Activities
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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Aspiring TAR UC Reservists Meet Up With MACVs
22 May 18
5 students from Tunku Abdul Rahman University College(TARUC) who aspires to be Reservists meet up with MACVs recently at a Monthly Birthday event held at Heong San Cafe, Kuala Lumpur. Coordinating the TAR UC students was Ng Joo Chay and they are Jason Chia Seng Ooi, Perveshpal Singh, Ore Wen Jie, Teo Fu Yin and Tan Yen Lyn.

They were given accounts of encounters during operations which were good pointers in encouraging the interest of these young Malaysian. Kudos to VP Army Godfrey Chang, Lim Wai Fah, Patrick Lee, Steven Lam, KC Yap, Eric Ng, Pui ST, Khoo GK and Yoon KC for sharing their service experiences with the aspiring Reservists from TAR UC. We would also like to thanks VP RMAF Joe Pie Chong Seng for organising the event.

10 Jun 18
Reply from Jason Chia Seng Ooi
"I must say that I am humbled and honoured to get the chance to meet the Chinese veterans of our armed forces, as well as those who fought during the Communist era. Never have I ever had the chance to speak with those who sacrificed their life. We never hear of you from the textbooks. It is so saddening to know that your contributions are just swept under the carpet. Nevertheless, you serve without asking for anything in return.

I am amazed at the resillience I see, on the faces of each and every one of the members of MACVA. A great and strong generation, a pioneer generation indeed. The toughest of the toughest. I have nothing but admiration. Through the short interaction I had with members of MACVA, I had but a glimpse of the frame of mind that military men have. The discipline and courage and will to move forward. I have observed this attitude in most of the veterans and I intend to apply in my own life.

I cannot say for sure if my generation onwards will ever increase in interest in the military, but I know that I have always felt an affinity towards the military, particularly the Air Force from as young as 9. I am determined to give it my best shot at becoming a fighter pilot and I am very fortunate to have the love and support of the veterans to push me on. I salute each and every one of you."


Reply from Perveshpal Singh
"What I learnt from the dinner with the men of MACVA is of their selfless sacrifice to the country during our times of turmoil and uncertainty, braving danger and flying into enemy fire to save their men on the ground. Unfortunately however, many of their stories are not shared with the wider public and this presents a risk of the younger generations forgetting the valour of the generations before us. We, the youth of Malaysia should learn from the past so as to not let similar mistakes happen again in the future as well as to know the benchmark set for us that we must aspire to maintain or even surpass.

We should be inspired by the selfless actions of the soldiers to safeguard the security of our country and to maintain the peace and take on the mantle that they leave us and continue to look after our national sovereignty in the times to come. Personally I have gained a lot of insight as to the inner workings of the military that would normally be hidden from civilians as well as first hand accounts of historical events of my nation's past.

The youth of the country are the next generation in line to receive this beautiful country handed down to us by the blood, sweat, and tears of our parents and grandparents. Their pain and toil built the country to its current state of prosperity which allows us to live in such comfort and luxury, we should not forget their sacrifice as it is a key component of our current way of life."

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 Handing 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.

MACVs at HAT Tuanku Mizan Auditorium.

Updates On Men's Health For Veterans
1 Apr 18
MACVA attended an Updates On Men's Health recently at Hospital Angkatan Tentera (HAT) Tuanku Mizan Auditorium. More than 20 MACVs along with Veterans from PERIM and other Veterans Associations attended the event on 30 Mar 18 organised by the Hospital Urologist Clinic. The updates held from 1430H to 1600H covers the following areas.

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men by Lt Col (Dr) Ngoo Kay Seong, Urologist, HAT Tuanku Mizan.

Hypogonadism - Is There Such a Thing as The Male Menopause? by Brig Gen Dato' (Dr) Selvalingam a/l Sothilingam, Consultant Urologist, President, Malaysian Urologist Association, Academy of Medicine Malaysia.

Nocturnal Polyuria - Is it a Bad Sign to Wake up to Pee at Night? by Lt Col Bersekutu (PA) Professor Dato' Dr Zuklifli Md Zainuddin, Consultant Urologist, Chancellor Hospital Tuanku Muhriz.

MACVA would like to express its sincere gratitude to Lt Col (Dr) Ngoo Kay Seong for inviting MACVs to the event and to all speakers for volunteering their time and sharing their knowledge in caring for Veterans.

L to R: F/Sgt Leong Yeok Po RMAF (Rtd), WO 1 Siow Fook On RMAF (Rtd), Chief of Airforce, Gen Tan Sri Dato' Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang TUDM and WO 1 Lim Poh Ching RMAF (Rtd) at Kuala Lumpur Air Base

Handling Over of Operational Flag Ceremony at Kuala Lumpur Air Base and Opening of Sendayan Air Base
18 Mac 18
Malaysian Armed Forces Chinese Veterans Association (MACVA) was honoured to be invited by the Chief of Airforce, Gen Tan Sri Dato' Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang TUDM recently to attend the Handling Over of Operational Flag Ceremony at Kuala Lumpur Air Base, Sungai Besi on 15 Mac 18 and the Opening of Sendayan Air Base at Seremban on 16 Mac 18. At Kuala Lumpur Air Base, Gen Tan Sri Dato' Sri Hj Affendi handed over the RMAF Operational Flag to Sendayan Air Base Commander, Col Mohamad Noh Daim TUDM. Witnessing the ceremony was Chief of Defence Force, Gen Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi bin Raja Mohamed Noor.

The Sendayan Air Base was officially opened by Prime Minister YAB Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Present at the event were Defence Minister YB Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Chief of Defence Force and Service Chiefs. More than 30 MACVs attended the historical events which includes Brig Gen Dato' Lau Kong Cheng RMAF (Rtd), VP RMN Lt Cdr Phua Hean Sim RMN (Rtd), Hon Secretary Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Rtd) and CM WO1 Mike Teoh Chong Kooi RMAF (Rtd). MACVA would like to express its sincere gratitude to Gen Tan Sri Dato' Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang TUDM for kindly inviting MACVA to both events.

L to R: Cpl Ooi Chai Thuan RMAF (Rtd), Lt Col Lim Ah Bah RMAF (Rtd), WO 1 Mike Teoh RMAF (Rtd), Chief of Navy, Adm Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman bin Hj Ahmad Badaruddin TLDM, Lt Cdr Phua Hean Sim RMN (Rtd), Sgt Alton Lee RMAF (Rtd), F/Sgt Wilson Wong RMAF (Rtd), F/Sgt Loh Ham Choon RMAF (Rtd) and Sgt Mohamad Arbe bin Idris RMAF (Rtd) after lunch at Sendayan Air Base

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L to R: 1st Row - Gen Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Zulkiple bin Hj Kassim, Brig Gen Johnny Lim Eng Seng, Maj Tan Pau Son (Rtd), Vice Adm Datuk Anuwi bin Hassan TLDM. 2nd Row - Gen Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi bin Raja Mohamed Noor, Gen Tan Sri Dato' Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang TUDM. 3rd Row - Brig Gen Toh Choon Siang.

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.

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