Charity and Useful Works
R to L: Sgt Lim Cheng Ngan (Rtd), Maj Tan Pau Son (Rtd), Laksma Datuk Kay Hai Thuan (Rtd) RMN, Madam Lim and fellow MACVs.

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."

MACVA Assistance To The Family Of CPOET Chua Han Seng RMN (Rtd)
9 May 17
CPOET Chua Han Seng RMN (Rtd), age 64 is currently being care for in a private nursing home at the Jeta Care Centre, 1, 2, &3, Jalan Susur, Taman Seraya, Kulai, Johor.

He left the service in 1983 after serving the RMN for 13 excellent years. He suffered a major stroke in 2002 due to complication during a non-invasive surgery. He managed to recover with huge determination and physiotherapy but the left leg was weaken which caused him to walk with a limp.

On 6th Jul 2013, while going down the steps for his daily walk, he tripped and fell and his head hit he concrete floor. He was rush to the General Hospital where a surgery was performed but he did not regain his consciousness several hours after the surgery.

His family decided to transfer him to the nursing home due to the difficulties in looking after him as his spouse, Ms Pauline Tan is a working housewife. The monthly nursing fee of almost RM5, 000.00, is paid by his family members whom his two daughters working in Singapore are helping out. Chua has been in the vegetative state since 2013.

MACVA President, Maj Tan Pau Son (Rtd) felt it is MACVA's duty to lend the family the much needed support. To achieve this endeavor, a donation drive among MACVA members was called beginning 27 Apr till midnight 30 Apr 2017.

The accumulation of this effort is the Handling Over of a check for the sum of RM15, 000.00 to Ms Pauline Tan by MACVA Welfare Committee Member Maj David Chow Yun Kai (Rtd) on 6 May 2017. The simple ceremony took place at the Jeta Care Centre in Kulai, Johor. Also present were Honorary Secretary Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Rtd) and MACVs from MAF 3 services who also visited Chua.

The show of MACVs support among the 3 services is gratifying and demonstrates a sense of comradeship among Veterans that should be applauded.

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.