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.
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.
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.
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.
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.