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OKU Children with Guardians and Museum Staffs.

MACVA Veteran Hosted OKU Children
7 May 17
A magnanimous MACVA Veteran recently hosted in collaboration with their guardians; a group of OKU on a visit to Port Dickson. The OKU's were special children from Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti (PDK) Harapan Bentong and Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa (PKKI) Kg Perting, Bentong, Pahang. A PDK is a community-based rehabilitation centre for persons with disabilities. The highlight of the visit was an organised trip to the Army Museum. The 40 Bentong OKU children and their guardians spend two days and one night at a posh villa in Port Dickson from 4 May to 5 May 17. Salute to our MACVA Veterans for contributing their valuable time and resources for community service.

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Herald Malaysia Online. Maj Andrew Teoh (Rtd). 7 Apr 17.

MACVA Catholics And Christians Visiting The Archbishop Of Kuala umpur
22 Mar 17
A team coordinated by Maj Andrew Teoh (Rtd) paid a visit to His Grace, Archbishop Julian Leow Beng Kim of the Diocese of Kuala Lumpur. The visit took place at the Pastoral House co-located in the grounds of the Church of St Anthony, off Jalan Pudu.

Archbishop Julien Low greeted the team at the foyer and was very humbly dressed. With him were soon-to-be-ordained Deacon Vincent Thomas and Mr Jude Benjamin, the Personal Asst to His Grace.

The team from MACVA comprised the following:
1. Brig Gen Dr Leong Weng Foon (Rtd)
2. Lt Col Otto Ong (Rtd)
3. Lt Col Raymond Goh (Rtd)
4. Lt Col Fabian Wong (Rtd)
5. Lt Col Albert Ng (Rtd)
6. Maj Philip Cheah (Rtd)
7. Maj Aloysius Lee (Rtd)
8. Maj Lee Kong Kok (Rtd)
9. Maj Peter Yeow (Rtd)
10. Maj Andrew Teoh (Rtd)
11. Kapt John Chai (Rtd)
12. Maj David Chow (Rtd)

A light breakfast was served.

Maj Andrew Teoh (Rtd) gave a brief introduction on the purpose and intentions of MACVA in wanting to encourage Chinese youths to seek the Armed Forces as a possible career. Much discussions then took place by all participants and to see how the Catholic Church could help reach out and to influence its younger parishioners to see the Armed Forces as a career. The point and advantages of studying at National Defence University was highlighted. Details of that programme was forwarded to Mr Jude Benjamin by Maj David Chow (Rtd).

The meeting was cordial and has given His Grace an insight into the need to increase the participation of the Chinese to serve King and Country. It ended earlier than scheduled as His Grace had another appointment to attend. But not before a souvenir was presented to His Grace by Brig Gen Dr Leong Weng Foon (Rtd).

In God we trust that MACVA will endeavour to encourage more non-Malays, especially the Chinese, to answer the call to serve King and Country. A Credible Voice of hope for the nation.

Maj David Chow (Rtd)
22 March 17

Capt Kung Boon Ching (Rtd)
23 Jan 17
A special inclining medical bed and a wheelchair were in need. Thanks to the untiring effort of MACVA members, particularly Capt Kung Boon Ching (Rtd), both items were delivered to the home of Brig Gen Dato Jamil (Rtd), previously the Chief Engineer of the Royal Engineers Corps. All the relevant parties played their part - MINDEF, JHEV, Engineer Corps and MACVA.

The delay in obtaining the special medical items was bogged down by the necessary paper work. Our Capt Kung (Rtd), Lt Col Fabian (Rtd) and Capt Ko (Rtd) assisted by requesting the relevant authorities to hasten things. Within 72 hours, the special bed and wheelchair were delivered. Many thanksto all for their caring and loving effort to their comrades in need.

L to R : Dato Yusof former CPO Sarawak, Maj KD Richard, Brig Jen Dato Jamil and Capt Kung Boon Chin.