LLR: CHE PI, JOHN PHOON KHAI MENG, REAR ADM DATO' PAHLAWAN HJ MUHAMMAD RUZELME HJ AHMAD FAHIMY RMN, DATO' LEE KWANG LOCK. MAJ GEN HAMZAH ALI, REAR ADM CHAN PENG CHEONG RMN, PHUA HEAN SIM.

GIG ECONOMY CAREER FOR VETERAN
15 Jan 22
MACVA President Dato’ Lee Kwang Lock and John Phoon Khai Meng attended the Launching of the Gig Economy Career for Veteran on 12 Jan 2022. The event organised by JHEV took place Dewan Perkasa, Wisma Perwira ATM, Jalan Padang Tembak, Kuala Lumpur.

A gig economy refers to a workforce make up of short-term, flexible or part-time positions, rather than working full time. Gigs jobs may be contracts employment or positions offering tremendous value depending on the arrangement. The initiative between JHEV and Code 7, which offers security-based services will enable Veterans under 60 to sign up for a gig career through Code 7 said Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz.

Also at the launch were Chief of Defence Force Gen Tan Sri Affendi Buang, Chief of Army Gen Tan Sri Zamrose Mohd Zain and Chief of Navy Adm Tan Sri Mohd Reza Mohd Sany.

LR: ANTHONY CHONG, WILLIAM TEE, THOMAS LEE, PATRICK LEE, OOI CHAI TUAN, MIKE TEOH, LINDA TEOH, ANN LEE.

MACVs Welfare Visit
15 Jan 22

Central Region MACVs and spouses led by Mike Teoh Chong Kooi visited Ooi Chai Thuan at Klang yesterday. Ooi is recovering from heart ailment which he had suffered. During the visit, Mike Teoh presented Ooi with MACVA Get Well Angpow. The MACVs and their spouses have taken time off to visit their fellow colleague; cheering him up and wishing him well. This small gesture shows great camaraderie and comradeship among MACVA members and kudos to all who have made the effort. We wish Ooi Chai Thuan a speedy recovery.

MACVA FLOOD REPORT
BACKGROUND
1. The continuous rain started from 17 Dec 2021 has resulted in massive flood in many parts of the country. In Klang Valley, the badly affected areas include Klang, Shah Alam/Subang and Old Klang Road. Many were left homeless; some were trapped on rooftop and some trapped on the second floor or their houses. Looking helplessly their houses submerged in the flash flood, and could see the refrigerators, washing machines, dining tables, furniture and many other household appliances floating. Amongst the unfortunate MACVA member badly affected by this flash flood were as follows:

a. Sgt Pook Chong Hin RMAF – Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam. Water level inside the house up to 7 ft for more than 48 hr. Damaged furniture and car submerged.

b. Cpl Tin Aik @ Chang Yew Ming RMAF – Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam. Water level inside the house up to 7 ft for more than 48 hr. Damaged furniture and electronics. Car submerged.

c. Cpl Chan Ean Leng RMAF. Taman Alam Indah, Shah Alam. Water inside thes house up to 5 ft for more than 48 hr. Damaged furniture and electronics.

d. Sgt Hj Mohd Arbe RMAF. Kg Subang, Shah Alam. Water level inside the house up to 5 ft for less than 6 hr. Damaged furniture and electronic. Car submerged.

e. Sgt Gan Boon Peng RMAF. Taman Sri Manja, Off Old Klang Road. Water inside the house up to 1 ft for less than 4 hr. Outside water level at knee level. Damaged furniture and electronics.

f. WO1 Thomas Lee. Taman Sri Sentosa Jaya, Klang. Water level inside the house up to 6 inches for 5 hr or less. Damaged furniture and electronic due to water stagnant inside his house more than 24 hr.

g. Cpl Tee Kong Joo RMAF. Taman Sentosa, Klang. Water inside the house up to 4 inches for 8 hr or less. Damaged furniture, TV and kitchen cabinet.

2. Some of the pictures taken during and after the flood are as follows:

WATER LEVEL MARK.
STAGNANT WATER INSIDE THE HOUSE.
SOILED AND DAMAGED FURNITURE.
WATER ABOVE 7 FT.
STAGNATE WATER INSIDE THE HOUSE FOR MORE THAN 48 HR.
WET AND DAMAGED KITCHEN CABINET.
CAR PARTIALLY SUBMERGED.
THE AFTERMATH.

MACVA WELFARE FUND AND FLOOD VICTIM DONATION DRIVE
3. The MACVA Management Committee (MC) meeting on 26 Dec 2021 has unanimously agreed to give immediate assistance to all the above victims with cash RM1000 each from MACVA Welfare fund. This little money could at least help the victim to kick start a new life. Meanwhile to activate MACVA Flood Victim Donation Drive for five (5) days starting 27 Dec to 31 Dec 2021. The response was overwhelming and within a short spell of five (5) days, the association has collected RM63,768.00. A big thank you to all the generous donors.

4. Meanwhile, a good will visit by the MC headed by President Dato’ Lee Kwang Lock was conducted on 1 Jan 2022. The purpose of this visit is to access the extend of the damages besides giving moral courage to the victims that MACVA cares for them when they are in difficult time.

5. Subsequently, MACVA flood victim cheque presentation was done at Uncle Lim’s Café, Subang Parade on 8 Jan 2022. Among those presence was as follows:

a. Dato’ Lee Kwang Lock.
b. Datuk Goh Seng Toh.
c. Carol Loo.
d. Sky Chen.
e. Mary Koh.
f. Tony Ho.
g. Mike Teoh (Coordinator).
h. George Ong.
i. Anthony Au.
j. Chu ES.
k. John Poon.
l. Ng JC (PR).

6. All the seven (7) victims were present to receive their cheques. Our past President, Datuk Goh ST, past Hon Sec AJ Wong and past MC Patrick Lee were also presence to witness the ceremony. The flood victims despite having gone through the bitter flood episode, the cheers and smile on their faces tell everything. A big thank you to George Ong for sponsoring the banner.

7. Some of the pictures taken throughout the cheque presentation ceremony are as follows:

POOK CHONG HIN RECEIVED HIS CHQUE (RM10,000) FROM THE PRESIDENT, DATO’ LEE KL.
CHANG YEW MING RECEIVED HIS CHEQUE (RM9,000) FROM THE PRESIDENT, DATO’ LEE KL.
CHAN EAN LENG RECEIVED HIS CHEQUE (RM9,000) FROM THE PRESIDENT, DATO’ LEE KL.
HJ MOHD ARBE IDRIS RECEIVED HIS CHEQUE (RM8,000) FROM THE PRESIDENT, DATO’ LEE KL.
GAN BOON PENG RECEIVED HIS CHEQUE (RM5,000) FROM DATUK GOH ST.
THOMAS LEE RECEIVED HIS CHEQUE (RM3,500) FROM DATUK GOH ST.
WILLIAM TEE KONG JOO RECEIVED HIS CHEQUE (RM2,500) FROM DATUK GOH ST.
SEATED FROM L TO R. WILLIAM TEE, CHANG YEW MENG, POOK CHONG HIN, GAN BOON PENG, HJ MOHD ARBE AND THOMAS LEE.
STANDING FROM L TO R. GEORGE ONG, MIKE TEOH, ANTHONY AU, CAROL LOO, TONY HO, MARY KOH, CHU ES, DATO’ LEE, SKY CHEN, JOHN PHOON AND NG JC.

Report compiled by

Mike Teoh
CM (Co-ordinator)

11 Jan 22

LR: NG CHOR HUAT, DATO CHEN JEN PING, DATO TAY LEONG SENG (REP MAYOR PENANG CITY COUNCIL), DATO LEE KWANG LOCK (PRESENTING MACVA MEMOIRS OF VETERANS), YB CHONG ENG, ASP CHIA KIM NAI (REP DR DAN GIAP LIANG), TONY HO WENG KONG.

Northern Chapter Year End Veteran Reunion
1 Jan 22
Northern Chapter (NC) successfully held their Year End Veteran Reunion on 31 Dec 21. The event was held at Restaurant Chao Zhao, Sungai Rambai, Bukit Mertajam at 10.00am. A total of 100 MACVs and family members from the Northern States comprising of Army, RMN, RMAF and TA Veterans attended the NC Reunion. The Guest of Honour was YB Chong Eng, ADUN Padang Lalang, Penang State Executive Councillor. MACVA President Dato' Lee Kwang Lock and Hon Secretary Tony Ho Weng Kong were also present. Among the highlights of the event were:-

a. Presentation of NC activities.
b. Pennant presentation to Wisma MACVA Fund and event donors.
c. Presentation of Certificates of Service Recognition to 6 NC Committee Members.

All event attendees received a goodies bag each consists of essential items. During the Reunion, a total of RM1500.00 was raised from the Veterans and guests for the MACVs Klang Valley flood victims. The donation was presented to MACVA President by NC Chairman Ng Chor Huat.

NG CHOR HUAT PRESENTING REUNION DONATION FOR MACVS KLANG VALLEY FLOOD VISTIMS TO DATO' LEE KWANG LOCK WITNESS BY YB CHONG ENG.

It was fantastic to see all the MACVs and family members present at the occasion. Everyone was busy catching up with each other while enjoying servings of delicious Dinsum. The sight of all the Veterans taking time out to meet and fellowship shows great camaraderies and comradeship among MACVA members. MACVA President would like to thank and congratulate NC Chairman Ng Chor Huat and the Event Organising Chairman Lawrence Phoo Ah Fook for a job well done in organising the Reunion event. Well done to Northern Chapter.

STANDING LR: TAN MENG SENG, STEWART LIM, ROBIN CHONG, ROCKY CHAN, CHIN YOK MING, JOHAN HJ YUSOFF, GODFREY CHANG, JOHN LAI, TERENCE LIM, TEOH YEN SENG, BEH HOCK CHOOI, DAVID FU. SQUATTING LR: LIM ANN KOK, LIM BEE HOI, ROBERT GUAN, PETER TING, CHAN SWEE KOH.

Hornbill Chapter Year End Gathering
1 Jan 22
Hornbill Chapter (HC) successfully held their Year End Gathering on 30 Dec 21. The event was held at The Star Kuching Vocal And Singing Club, Batu Kawa Road, Kuching. HC Veterans got together and celebrated the occasion where everyone as in festive mood amidst the year end holidays. It was indeed great to see all of them well and taking time out to meet and fellowship. This shows great camaraderies among MACVA members. Well done to HC and kudos to the event organiser and everyone present. We wish HC MACVs well and hope that everyone had a jolly good time..

GROUP PHOTO OF MEMORIAL PARTICIPANTS WITH HE SHRI B.N.REDDY JI.

80th Anniversary of The Battle of Kampar
1 Jan 22
The Malaysian Armed Forces Sikh Veterans Association (MAFSVA) held a Remembrance Memorial for the 80th Anniversary of The Battle of Kampar at Green Ridge Battle Site Kampar on the morning of 30 Dec 21. 34 Indian troops from the 1/8th Punjab Regiment fighting with the British fell while delaying the advance of the Japanese Army on the day in 1941. The Guest of Honour was HE Shri B.N.Reddy Ji, High Commiosioner of India. Representing MACVA at the wreath laying ceremony was Maj Wong Kwai Yinn (Retired). MACVA would like to express its sincere gratitude to the President of MAFSVA Maj Baldev Singh (Retired) for inviting MACVA and Malaysian Veterans to the event.

Wong Kwai Yinn salute after laying MACVA wreath.
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