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MACVs with China Press at MACVA Office.

MACVA Engage Chinese Press
24 Aug 18
Malaysian Armed Forces Chinese Veterans Association (MACVA) meet up with China Press at MACVA office at the Boulevard, Mid Valley City on 23 Aug 18 at 2.30 pm. Earlier that morning, MACVA met up with Sin Chew Daily at 11.00 am at their office in Kuala Lumpur. MACVA President Maj Tan Pau Son (Rtd) was present at both meeting to highlight the Malaysian Army Young Soldier Special Recruitment for Chinese which will be held on 29 Aug 18 at Dewan Sri Subramaniyam, Jalan Kuala Ketil, Sungai Petani, Kedah. The one day recruitment will be held from 8.00 am till 5.00 pm where MACVA will be assisting the Recruitment Team from the Army Department of Personnel, Ministry of Defence. MACVA extends its sincere gratitude to Sin Chew Daily and China Press for assisting in informing the public of this event through their news publication and online news portal.

MAVCs at Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad.

陈保山:华裔军人仅占0.3%.华青应踊跃当兵
马来西亚华裔退伍军人协会与马来西亚青年运动(青运)指出,我国华裔军人在军人总数仅占0.3%,呼吁华裔青年踊跃加入陆军及投身国防事务。

(雪兰莪.八打灵再也23日讯)马来西亚华裔退伍军人协会与马来西亚青年运动(青运)指出,我国华裔军人在军人总数仅占0.3%,呼吁华裔青年踊跃加入陆军及投身国防事务。

马来西亚华裔退伍军人协会与青运代表今早拜访星洲日报总社,获得星洲日报企业公关及业务促进总经理陈金泉及华团事务执行员尹德光接待。

马来西亚华裔退伍军人协会会长陈保山表示,华人有“好男不当兵”的观念,但今时不同往日,军队里还可获得升学的机会。

他说,军队也培育许多专业人才,如工程师、律师及会计师。

目前共245华裔军人
马来西亚华裔退伍军人协会华裔青年从军招募项目主任罗丽芬指出,我国目前有101名华裔军官,144名华裔陆军,在2008至2018年的10年期间招募118名华裔陆军,占全国军人人数不到1%。

她说,国防大学开放500个名额给大马教育文凭(SPM)毕业生申请,加入军队训练可获1500令吉基薪,通过后薪资将提高,而训练期间的服装、膳食及医药费都是免费的。

她说,军人的任期是10年,除非面对健康问题,而服役经验也可作为求职的加分项目。

她指出,该协会与国防部,8月29日在双溪大年,9至12月则在全国各地展开讲座。

青运总秘书郑永田表示,过去国防部对于招募新人的宣传有限,许多人不知道中五毕业后可提出申请。

该组织的调查显示,大部份华裔青年认为当前的征兵政策没有吸引力,郑永田说,这是因为国防部的公关与宣传部没有华裔官员,将资讯传达给华裔社群。

办讲座推广资讯
他说,我国换政府后,人们的爱国意识提升,加上国防部将于9月展开新的招募活动,青运与马来西亚华裔退伍军人协会将到全国各地进行4场讲座,包括在校园进行升学讲座,让学生接触这项资讯。

其他出席者包括马来西亚华裔退伍军人协会总秘书王亚日、委员林伟华、华裔青年从军招募项目委员周润佳、青运前副会长黄裕财、青运前国防事务局主任蓝中华、青运中委唐俊贤及严礼粮。

青运民调:有助发展前途
逾半数华青愿当兵

根据马来西亚青年运动(青运)国防事务局非正式统计,我国超过半数的华裔青年有入伍当兵的意愿,认为对发展前景有帮助,但不会将入伍当兵作为生涯规划的其中选项。

青运国防事务局针对15至40岁的大马华裔青年进行调查,共收到175份回覆。

调查结果显示,有59%的华裔青年有意愿入伍,38%没有意愿,3%不抗拒但意愿不高。

53%的华裔青年认为入伍对前景有帮助,56%的受访青年不会把当兵作为生涯规划选项,只有38%的青年会,6%华青表示有想过。

也有华裔青年表示,由于巫裔人数占90%,担心升迁机会渺茫,所以不想当军。

90%认为征兵政策不吸引
结果显示,有高达90%的华裔青年认为我国的征兵政策没有吸引力。没有意愿当兵的华裔青年,有39.1%认为薪资偏低(39.1%)、对当军不感兴趣(27.6%)、身体原因(27.6%)、家人不同意(24.1%)及担心训练太苦(19.5%)。

高达69%的华青认为当兵是件光荣的事,是成为军人的必要条件,有40.8%华青认为需意志坚强、有爱国的心(39.7%)及强壮身体(17.2%)。有71.8%的华青认为,选择当兵是为了尽忠报国,23%认为因感到前途迷茫,16.1%认为家庭贫困,12.1%认为是听从家长的意愿,只有1.7%认为是兴趣。

文章来源:星洲日报‧2018.08.23 www.sinchew.com.my
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青運內部調查 56%華青不當兵
2018年8月23日

(吉隆坡23日訊)青運內部調查顯示,56%華裔青年不會把入伍當成生活規劃的其中一個選項,大部分受訪者認為沒有要當兵的意願,主要是因薪水偏低。

調查顯示,59%受訪者曾有過當兵的意願;71.8%認為,有人願當兵主因是想報效祖國,其次則為感到前途迷茫(23%)和家庭貧困(16.1%)。

名為“大馬華裔青年入伍意願”的問卷調查,是從8月5日開始在青運展開,截至目前共取得了175份回复。

調查發現,只有13.2%受訪者不關注當兵事件;61.5%受訪者坦言會偶爾關注,餘者則對入伍當兵表示十分關注。

56.9%受訪者希望通過“新媒體”,即社交和電子媒體,了解徵兵政策。

另外,調查發現,高達92%的受訪者認為國家當前的徵兵政策沒有吸引力,對此,青運總秘書鄭永田解釋,這可以理解為有關單位的宣傳不足,讓受訪者無法了解當中的政策。

鄭永田說,青運向來有協助推動呼籲青年當兵的活動,隨著大馬華裔退伍陸軍協會接下來會協助幫助國防部,舉辦招募華裔青年軍人活動,因此各地青運也會配合。

他說,自509大選後很多年輕人對大馬有新的看法,有人號召外流人才回流或應聘公務員,因此在這情緒高漲的時候,應該讓年輕人知道有“當兵”這選擇,讓他們知道當兵是有前景的,可以是生活規劃的選擇之一。

出席者還有大馬華裔退伍陸軍協會陳保山少校、委員周潤佳少校、林偉華少校、羅麗芬中校及青運前副總會長黃裕財等。

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Sitting L to R: Lt Col Carol Loo (Rtd), Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Rtd), Maj Tan Pau Son (Rtd), Col Hassan bin Embong, Maj Godfrey Chang (Rtd), Maj Christine Lee Sue Chin. Standing L to R: Maj Ng Joo Chay (Rtd), CPO Ho Weng Kong RMN (Rtd), WO 1 Steven Lam Hong RMAF (Rtd), Maj Lim Wai Fah RMAF (Rtd), WO1 Mike Teoh Chong Kooi RMAF (Rtd), Maj Chow Yun Kai (Rtd), Lt Col Chua Eng Lye (Rtd), CPO Chen Ka Kim RMN (Rtd), Maj Mohd Johaizad bin Jarudin, Lt Cdr Phua Hean Sim RMN (Rtd).

Chinese Youth Recruitment Meeting With Cawangan Sumber Manusia Tentera Darat (CSM TD)
13 Aug 18
MACVA had a meeting with CSM TD Team headed by Col Hassan bin Embong on 9 Aug 2018 at MACVA office at the Boulevard, Mid Valley City. The discussions centered on MACVA's cooperation and assistance in encouraging more Chinese youth to join the Army in CSM TD forthcoming Young Soldier Recruitment in all States including Sabah and Sarawak. It is an honour and a timely recognition given to MACVA by the Ministry of Defence. Those present at the meeting were:-
CSM TD:-
Col Hassan bin Embong, Pengarah Dasar dan Pembangunan CSM
Maj Christine Lee Sue Chin, Pasukan Udara TD
Maj Mohd Johaizad bin Jarudin, PS 2 Sel LLP CSM
MACVA:-
President Maj Tan Pau Son (Rtd),
VP Army Maj Godfrey Chang (Rtd),
VP RMN Lt Cdr Phua Hean Sim RMN (Rtd),
Hon Secretary Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Rtd),
CYR Project Leader Lt Col Carol Loo (Rtd),
Lt Col Chua Eng Lye (Rtd),
Maj Chow Yun Kai (Rtd),
Maj Lim Wai Fah RMAF (Rtd),
Maj Ng Joo Chay (Rtd),
WO 1 Mike Teoh Chong Kooi RMAF (Rtd),
CPO Chen Ka Kim RMN (Rtd),
CPO Ho Weng Kong RMN (Rtd),
WO 1 Steven Lam Hong RMAF (Rtd).

It is one of MACVA objectives to provide continual support and serve as a resource to the Malaysian Armed Forces. We sincerely hope that this effort with CSM TD will pave the way forward to increasing the number of Chinese Young Soldier in the Army. MACVA would like to express its sincere gratitude to invited Press and TV Selangor for the news coverage.

macva TV Selangor 9 Aug 2018.

macva TV Selangor 9 Aug 2018.

YB Senator Liew Chin Tong as Deputy Defence Minister
18 Jul 18
Malaysian Armed Forces Chinese Veterans Association (MACVA) would like to welcome YB Senator Liew Chin Tong as the new Deputy Defence Minister. Born on 27 November 1977 at Subang Jaya, Selangor, he had his early education at Kwang Hua Private High School. He pursued his tertiary education at Australian National University and graduated with Bachelor of Asian Studies (Hon) and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2004. He later obtained International Masters in Regional Integration at Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya in 2006.

He was Executive Director of Penang Institute; previously Socio-Economic and Environmental Research Institute (SERI) from 2009 to 2012 and Executive Director of Research for Social Advancement (REFSA) from 2007 to 2011. He was also Former Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore.

MACVA congratulate him as the first Malaysian Chinese to be appointed to this position and wishes him well and every success in assisting the Ministry of Defence to effectively and efficiently manage Malaysia National Defence. We also look forward to the Ministry giving out more assistance to Armed Forces Veterans who have contributed to the development of the Malaysian Armed Forces since its establishment and to the sovereignty, well-being and stability that the nation enjoy today.

MACVs with UiTM Staff and Students.

UiTM Merdeka Video Shoot
17 Jul 18
UiTM students from Shah Alam had a Merdeka Video Shoot session with MACVs recently. The Video session was a Community Service Project by a group of 24 students that are embarking on their Co-curriculum module. The shooting took place at Darul Redzuan Museum in Ipoh on 16 Jul 18. Leading the students was Encik Ku Hadzrill Jeeffry bin Ku Hamzah, Senior Co-curriculum Officer and his staff. Two MACVs who were born before Merdeka was present to shared their experiences while serving with the Malaysian Armed Forces.

WO 2 Lee Ah Like (Rtd) and Sgt Leong Swee Thin (Rtd) both joined the 1st Federation Regiment in 1958. They retired on 17 Dec 1983 and 12 Dec 1980 respectively. Both have experiences with Malaysian Special Forces that served ONUC (Organisation des Nations Unies au Congo) in the 1960's. MACVA would like to thank UiTM for inviting MACVs to participate in this Community Service Project and are very happy to see that Young Graduate students are taking an interest in Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans and finding out their contributions towards Hari Merdeka.

Maj Wong Kwai Yinn (Rtd) presenting MACVA souvenir to Encik Ku Hadzrill Jeeffry. WO 2 Lee Ah Like (Rtd) receiving UiTM memento. Sgt Leong Swee Thin (Rtd) receiving UiTM memento.

YB Haji Mohamad Sabu as Minister of Defence
12 May 18
Malaysian Armed Forces Chinese Veteran Associations (MACVA) would like to welcome YB Haji Mohamad Sabu as the new Minister of Defence. Born on 14th October 1954 in Tasek Gelugor, Penang; he had his early education in the state before continuing his studies at the Institut Teknologi Mara, now Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM). He is also the new Member of Parliament for Kota Raja in Selangor.

MACVA wishes him well and every success in leading the Ministry of Defence to effectively and efficiently manage Malaysia National Defence. We also look forward to the Ministry giving out more assistance to Veterans that have served the King and Country and contributed to the development of the Malaysian Armed Forces.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at Istana Negara.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia
10 May 18
Malaysian Armed Forces Chinese Veteran Associations (MACVA) would like to congratulate Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for becoming the 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia. He was sworn in by the His Majesty The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong XV Sultan Muhamad V at a ceremony that took place at Istana Negara at 9.30 pm today. His delegation comprising Pakatan Harapan four parties coalition's leaders which are Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Haji Mohamad Sabu, Mr Lim Guan Eng and members.

Pakatan Harapan with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as Chair Person was successful in winning the Malaysian 14th General Election held on 9 May 18 by a simple majority. At 92 years old, he will be returning as Prime Minister for a second time and also be the oldest Prime Minister in the world. MACVA would like to wish him and Pakatan Harapan well and every success in forming the New Government in Putrajaya.

The wishes of the Malaysian Rakyat in this election have been make known and must be respected. In this New Dawn of Malaysia, MACVA call on all parties to close rank and support the New Government in carrying out the aspirations of the Rakyat. We look forward to seeing a Bersih Government that will put the welfare of the Rakyat first and also to look into the plight of Veterans that have served the King and Country with pride and dignity.

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