MACVA Assistance To Sgt Lim Cheng Ngan (Rtd)
9 Jul 17
Madam Lim expressed her heartfelt thanks when receiving a cheque of RM15,000 on behalf of her husband from MACVA President Maj Tan Pau Son (Rtd). The simple presentation took place at No.11, Taman Rambai Jaya 4, Tanjung Minyak, Melaka where Maj Tan and fellow MACVs visited Sgt Lim Cheng Ngan (Rtd).
Sgt Lim Cheng Ngan (Rtd), age 77, a MACVA member was in semi-coma and bed ridden since 4 May 17 caused by a fall. He was diagnosed to suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury by Hospital Melaka. He is currently being looked after by his wife and family members. Sgt Lim retired from the Service in 1984 after serving the Royal Armoured Corp for 21 years. The Trendak Camp Hospital is providing medical assistance once in two weeks arranged by Lt Col Ivan Lee (MACVA Malacca Rep).
MACVA President suggests that the association should lend the family the much needed support in caring for his recovery. A donation drive was subsequently initiated by MACVA Honorary Secretary Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Rtd) and Maj David Chow Yun Kai (Rtd), Welfare Committee Member. Members of MACVA and serving MAF personnel donated kindly to support this initiative.
It is one of MACVA objectives to render assistance and support to veterans who are in dire need of help. We pray for his recovery and his family to be granted the patience and strength throughout this ordeal. MACVA would also like to express its sincere gratitutes to all members and non-members who have kindly donated towards this effort.
Following was the response and gratitude penned by Ms Susan Lim, daughter of Sgt Lim Cheng Ngan (Rtd):
"Maj Godfrey, my family in Melaka is looking forward to welcome you and MACVA key personnel to visit my dad. Even though I am unable to personally welcome you all, somehow I feel so touch for the special treatment extended to my dad.
I am sure my dad will be very appreciative knowing that as an ex Army, he is not forgotten especially at this junction of life. I can never thank ATM & MACVA enough for what they have done. From bottom of my heart and in behalf of my father & family - thank you very much.
You all from MACVA definitely bring joy to my dad. The amount received will be used to the best possible in taking care of my father to have quality life. Thank you very much."
18 Jan 18
"Sgt Lim Cheng Ngan (Rtd) passed away peacefully at the Terendak Camp Hospital on the morning of 13 January 2018. His funeral service was held on 17 Jan 18 at Tanjong Belimbing Chinese Cemetery where he was finally laid to rest. He was honoured a military send off by officers and soldiers from the Malaysian Royal Armoured Corps. MACVs and fellow Veterans were present to pay their last respect to their departed comrade."