MACVA Events
Group Photo of MACVA with Kelab OKU Veteran Perang Negeri Perak at Hotel Seri Malaysia Ipoh.

MACVA Host Lunch Reception for Members of Kelab OKU Veteran Perang Negeri Perak
12 Dec 19
Malaysian Armed Forces Chinese Veterans Association (MACVA) recently hosted a Buffet Lunch Reception for members of Kelab OKU Veteran Perang Negeri Perak. The event took place at the Cafeteria of Hotel Seri Malaysia located at Jalan Sturrock, Off Jalan Tambun, Ipoh on Saturday, 7th December 2019.

The programme of the reception:-
11.00 am - 12.00 pm Guests Arrival.
12.00 pm - 12.05 pm Ipoh Chapter Welcome Address, Maj Wong Kwai Yinn (Rtd).
12.05 pm - 12.10 pm President MACVA Speech, Brig Gen Datuk Goh Seng Toh RMAF (Rtd).
12.10 pm - 12.15 pm President Kelab OKU Speech, Capt Roslan bin Md Din (Rtd).
12.15 pm - 12.20 pm Presentation of Memento and Memoir of the Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans.
12.20 pm - 12.30 pm Group Photo.
12.30 pm - 13.50 pm Lunch Reception.
13.50 pm - 14.00 pm Presentation of gifts bag to OKU Veterans.
14.00 pm - End of Lunch.

President MACVA Datuk Goh Seng Toh giving his speech. Ipoh Chapter Wong Kwai Yinn giving his welcome address.

Datuk Goh presenting "Memoir of the Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans" to Roslan bin Md Din.

The main objective of this event is to honour members of Kelab OKU Veterans and at the same time foster closer relationships amongst all Veterans Associations that are already registered with Jabatan Hal Ehwal Veteran (JHEV). We also wish to express our sincere gratitude towards JHEV for affording and facilitating in the recovery and rehabilitation of our wounded Veterans. In total, 50 Veterans, some with spouses including 14 members of the Kelab OKU attended the noon event.

VP RMN Dato' Lee Kwang Lock (standing far right) with OKU Veterans. VP Army David Chow (standing 3rd from right) with OKU Veterans.

Nasi Briyani buffet lunch. OKU Veterans enjoying the delicious lunch serving.

The majority of OKU Veterans have served the Armed Forces during the Malayan Emergencies (1st Emergency 1948-1960; 2nd Emergency 1968-1989) and the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation (1963-1966). They all carry personal disabilities as a result of injuries received while serving our nation in times of her needs. This Veterans Associations is multi-racial and should remain so as it is part and parcel of the Malaysian Armed Forces.

Datuk Goh presenting gifts bag to Hassannudin bin Abdul Karim.. Datuk Goh presenting gifts bag to Che Wail bin Ibrahim.

Datuk Goh presenting gifts bag to Jalil bin Sahli. Datuk Goh presenting gifts bag to Selvakumar al Saimo.

The plights and the sacrifices of the OKU Veterans must not be ignored or forgotten, after all, their contributions had helped paved the way towards a stable and peaceful country that we all enjoy today. Financial aids alone will not compensate them fully for all their sacrifices and losses, the nation’s continued recognition of their past services will play an important role in the efforts to bring them all back into the mainstream of our society again. We pray for their wellbeing and hope that Government through JHEV will continue their noble efforts to assist them in every way possible.

Datuk Goh Seng Toh with Ipoh Echo reporter Ms Mei Kuan..

It is MACVA objective to foster and strengthen comradeship, solidarity and harmony among Veterans. This event shows the close comradeship and camaraderie among Veterans despite being ethically different. It is a testimony to all Malaysians that we can truly live in harmony in our beloved country by accepting and embracing the differences among us. Ipoh Chapter in organising this event would like to express its sincere gratitude to Ho Weng Kong, Tan See Kiat and Ipoh MACVs for their generous donations. We would also like to say thank you to Lt Col Fathol Zaman (Rtd) and Ipoh Echo for covering this event and highlight Veterans acctivities. Kudos to Bobby Khor for video work.

macva Event Video Clip

Northern Chapter Annual Dinner at Kim Hee Restaurant, Bukit Mertajam.

Northern Chapter 2019 Annual Dinner
18 Nov 19
Northern Chapter (NC) successfulness held its 2019 Annual Dinner at Kim Hee Restaurant, Seri Alma, Bukit Mertajam on 8 Nov 19. 408 MACVs comprises of RMAF, Army and RMN Veterans, guests, friends and spouses attended the event.

MACVs and guests began to arrive at 5.30 pm and registered for the event. A group of Kuala Lumpur MACVs came with a chartered a bus organised by Mike Teoh. Among other locations MACVs attended the evnt from:-
Khoo Chai Peng, Australia;
Roger Lee, Unired States;
Ooi Soo Hock, Bangkok;
Chuah Choon Hai and wife, Kuching.

The dinner begin with a welcome address by NC Secretary Daniel Lim Thiam Huat. Midway through the evening, MACVA President Datuk Goh Seng Toh delivered his address to the dinner congregation. MACVA Management Committee (MC) were invited on stage and Yum Seng with all present.

Datuk Goh Seng Toh delivering his address. MACVA MC on stage.

The camaraderie and comradeship of all present on the evening were fantastic as friends and colleagues fellowship while enjoying a delicious Chinese dinner accompanying by a 3 piece band that belts out fabulous golden 60's and 70's oldies. Kudos to the NC Organising Committee for this successfully event and providing a great and memorable occasion for MACVs to get together.

The NC Organising Committee would like to express their sincere gratitude to Loo Ah Seng, Tei Poey Eong and Kok Ching Huat for their generous sponsorship and all participants for their present in making the event a success. BZ to Lai Choo for photos and Bobby Khor for videos work.

macva Event Video Clip

MACVs attedning EGM at Wisma OCM.

MACVA EGM 2019
26 Sept 19
Malaysian Armed Forces Chinese Veterans Association (MACVA) successfully held its first Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) at Wisma OCM (Olympic Council of Malaysia), Jalan Hang Jebbat, Kuala Lumpurr on Sunday, 22 Sep 19. About 120 MACVs from Klang Valley, Ipoh, Butterworth and Penang attended the meeting.

The meeting room at Wisma OCM was buzzing with activities from 1.00 pm as MACVs arrived to register their attendance. Some were collecting their MACVA name-tags and some took the opportunity to purchase items on sale (White T Shirt with MACVA crest, Blue Cap with MACVA crest and White Corporate MACVA shirt).

The noom event programs were as follows:-
1) 1.00 pm - Registration
2) 2.30 pm – President Welcome Speech
3) 2.35 pm - Meeting Commence
4) 5.35 pm - Closing and Tea

MACVA President Brig Gen Datuk Goh Seng Toh RMAF (Rtd) addressing EGM attendees.

The Hon Secretary deliberated each meeting agendas with members MACVs given the opportunity to present their views. The meeting were very lively as each motion were discussed and put to the floor for voting. More than seven MACVs stood up to voice their opinions which shows the healthy concern for the direction and well being of MACVA. Thank you all for sharing your views.

Kudos to the Organising Committee and those involved in making MACVA first EGM a success. MACVA would like to express its sincere gratitude to all outstation MACVs who attended the meeting.


MACVA Management Committee with Deputy Defence Minister YB Senator Tuan Liew Chin Tong.

MACVA Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner 2019
11 Sep 19
Malaysian Armed Forces Chinese Veterans Association (MACVA) recently held its Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner 2019 at Sin Choi Wah Restaurant, Jalan 7A/62A,Bandar Sri Menjalara, Kuala Lumpur on 6 Sep 19. About 500 MACVs, friends and honour guest attended the event.

The programme of the event:-
1. 6.00 pm - Guests Registration.
2. 7.00 pm - Mid Autumn Dinner 2019 Welcome Speech; Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Rtd).
3. 7.05 pm - MACVA President Speech, Brig Gen Datuk Goh Seng Toh RMAF (Rtd).
4. 7.10 pm - Deputy Defence Minister Speech; YB Senator Tuan Liew Chin Tong.
5. 7.15 pm - MACVA Management Committee 2019 Introduction.
6. 8.00 pm - Dinner served.
7. 8.15-8.30 pm - Short History of MACVA.
8. 9.15-9.30 pm - Chief Editor of Memoirs of The Malaysian Armed Forces (MoV)Speech, Lt C l Dr Liew Ngoh Chin (Rtd).
9. 10.45 pm - End of Dinner.

The camaraderie and comradeship of all present on the evening were fantastic as friends and colleagues fellowship while enjoying a sumptuous Chinese dinner that was served throughout the 50 tables. We would like to extend our appreciation to our members from Kuching, Langkawi, Ipoh, Lumut, Seremban, Port Dickson, Malacca, and Jonor Baru for making great effort to attend this auspicious dinner.

We would also like to say thank you to Deputy Defence Minister YB Senator Tuan Liew Chin Tong for making time to be with us at the dinner. Not forgetting the President of the Malaysian Armed Forces Sikh Veterans Association (MAFSVA), Maj Baldev Singh (Rtd) who were also present.

Lastly, we would like to thank the Organising Chairman VP RMN Kept Dato' Lee Kwang Lock RMN (Rtd) and his hardworking committees for their effort and sacrifice in ensuring the success of the event and extend our sincere apologies for any short comings during the dinner.

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