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 Forces; Gen Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor, and Service Chiefs. 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.