THE THREE CONSECUTIVE FUNERALS OF MACVA MEMBERS
24 Feb 21
MACVA experienced a repeat of 2020 in carrying out the MACVA Military Last Rite to its passed on members for three (3) consecutive days. The three (3) consecutive Military Last Rites for 2021 were as follows:
1. Sun 21 Feb 2021 for the Late WO II Teoh Seak Waa at Bukit Mertajam.
2. Mon 22 Feb 2021 for the Late Sgt Thomas Ow Soon Ee at Bukit Mertajam.
3. Tue 23 Feb 2021 for the Late Sgt Wong Hap Chye at Kuala Lumpur.
MACVA would like to extend its profound thank you to the Chairman and members of the Northern Chapter and also the members in Kuala Lumpur who made time and efforts to attend the respective MACVA Military Last Rites and gave their Last Salute to the passed on members.
The Late WO II Teoh Seak Waa - Army General Service Corps (Clerical) - KPA (BK)
The Late WO II Teoh Seak Waa, 80 years old passed away peacefully on 17 Feb 2021. Northern Chapter (NC) Chairman Ng Chor Huat and members of NC accorded the MACVA Military Last Rite to the Late WO II Teoh Seak Waa at the residence at 10.00am on Sun 21 Feb 2021. Ng Joo Chay and Ho Weng Kong represented the MACVA Management Committee at the ceremony. The family members were extremely grateful to MACVA’s Military Last Rite accorded to their father. Mr Teoh Jui Min, the eldest of the five siblings thanked MACVA for the ceremony and in appreciation the Teoh family donated RM3,000.00 to MACVA Welfare Fund.
MACVA is very proud of the Late WO II Teoh Seak Waa for his vision and sacrifices in providing his five (5) children (3 sons and 2 daughters) the basic tertiary education while serving in the Army. The five (5) children did their father proud by went on to achieve greater heights during their working life. Two PhDs, one IT Engineer, one medical specialist and the eldest is Chief Operation Officer (COO) of a Corporation. A distinguish achievement for a Malaysian Armed Forces Veteran to have all his children achieved such successes.
The Late Sgt Thomas Ow Soon Ee - Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF)
The Late Sgt Thomas Ow Soon Ee, 73 years old passed away peacefully on 20 Feb 2021 after a short period of illness. Northern Chapter (NC) Chairman Ng Chor Huat and members of NC accorded the MACVA Military Last Rite to the Late Sgt Thomas Ow Soon Ee at the Berapit Funeral Parlour, Bukit Mertajam at 10.00am on Mon 22 Feb 2021. Mr Richmond Ow in his speech thanked MACVA NC on behalf of his family members for the honour and respect given to his Late father. The NC members followed the cortege to the crematorium for the cremation.
The Late Sgt Wong Hap Chye - Kor Kesihatan Diraja (KKD)
The Late Sgt Wong Hap Chye, 81 years old passed away peacefully on 19 Feb 2021. The MACVA Military Last Rite was held at the DBKL Crematorium, Jalan Kuari, Kuala Lumpur at 10.30am on Tue 23 Feb 2021. Brig Gen Dr Leong Weng Foon, David Chow Yun Kai VP Army, Hon Sec, Tang Wah and wife, Tony Ho and Goh Teck Kheong carried out the MACVA Military Last Rite for the Late Sgt Wong Hap Chye. Brig Gen Dr Leong Weng Foon presented the folded Malaysia flag and the MACVA Condolence Letter to Mdm Chiang Kim Foong.
The Late Sgt Wong Hap Chye was a Trooper in the Recce for about five (5) years before he transferred Corps to the KKD. He was a member of the Malayan Special Force in Congo for the United Peace Keeping Duty during his service in the Recce.
MACVA lost Congo veterans since January 2021 and they are as follows:
1. 29 Jan 2021 - The Late Sgt William Ho Kim San, age 84 years old from Melaka.
2. 13 Feb 2021 - The Late LCpl Lee Yon Siong @ Looi Yon Cheng, age 83 years old from Ipoh.
3. 19 Feb 2021 - The late Sgt Wong Hap Chye, age 81 years old from Kuala Lumpur.
MACVA MILITARY LAST RITE
17 SEPTEMBER 1941 - 17 FEBRUARY 2021
MILITARY LAST RITE ON SUN 21 FEB 2021 AT BUKIT MERTAJAM
MACVA MILITARY LAST RITE
01 JUNE 1948 - 20 FEBRUARY 2021
MILITARY LAST RITE ON MON 22 FEB 2021 AT BUKIT MERTAJAM
MACVA MILITARY LAST RITE
30 JUNE 1940 - 19 FEBRUARY 2021
MILITARY LAST RITE ON TUE 22 FEB 2021 AT KUALA LUMPUR
SEQUENCE OF MACAV MILITARY LAST RITE
1. SHORT BRIEF ON THE MILITARY LAST RITE
2. LAST POST AND FINAL SALUTE
3. FOLDING OF THE MALAYSIA FLAG
4. READING OF THE MACVA CONDOLENCE MESSAGE
5. HAND OVER THE FOLDED FLAG TO THE PRESENTER
6. PRESENT THE FOLDED MALAYSIA FLAG TO THE WIFE/REP OF FAMILY
7. END OF CEREMONY
MALAYSIAN ARMED FORCES CHINESE VETERANS ASSOCIATION (MACVA)
PRESIDENT'S 2021 GONG XI FA CAI GREETINGS
11 Feb 21
Hi all my fellow MACVA Bros & Sis,
During this last day of the Rat Year let us reflect on the past one year. You will agree that it had been a difficult year not only for each and everyone of us but to the world as well due the Covid 19 Pandemic.
We lost an unprecedented number of our Bros and Sis and also some family members. However there is a silver lining amidst the gloom. Due to your generosities our Kutipan Kempen Hari Pahlawan 2020 achieved great success and together with JHEVs matching grant incentive we netted around RM140K.
The MC members burned some midnight candles to work out the proper disbursement of MTP 2020 to deserving cases. I hope all of you who are supposed to receive the MTP 2020 will receive it before the year is over. If there is any ommission or delays I extend my apologies but I can assure you that it is not due to MC's lack of efforts but more due to unavoidable causes. I humbly seek your kind indulgence and understanding.
Let's look forward to a better Year of the Ox and I sincerely hope that each and everyone of you will continue to hold MACVA banner flying high above the rest.
My wife & I wish every one of you and your loved ones Gong Xi Fa Cai, God Bless and have a safe Chinese New Year.
Your humble President
Seremban and Ipoh MACVs Fellowship
4 Jan 21
Seremban Chapter and Ipoh Chapter MACVs had a Yum Char fellowship at Wolley Food City Ipoh on 31 Dec 20. The breakfast get together at 8.30 am that morning brought together a total of 25 MACVs, 8 MACVs from Seremban led by Lee Chee Kiat and 17 MACVs from Ipoh led by Wong Kwai Yinn. Also present with the Seremban MACVs was Maj Gen Dato' Toh Choon Siang (Retired). The Veterans from the two chapters got together on the last day of a Covid19 2020 tumultuous year. The comradeship and camaraderies of all presents were fantastic as some caught up with old buddies while others getting to know new friends. It was a heartening sight to see them all well and taking the time out to fellowship. This indeed shows great comradeships among MACVs. Kudos to all present and we wish them well.
DONATION FROM DATO’ JAMES NG SAY PIYU, PONTIAN, JOHOR
24 Dec 20
MACVA is very thankful to Dato’ James Ng for his generous donation of RM5,000.00 to MACVA. The donation was in memory of the Late Mdm Foo Kim Loy @ Poh Kim Liu, 94 years old, the beloved mother of Dato’ James Ng who passed away peacefully at Pontian, Johor on Saturday 19 December 2020.
Dato’ James Ng was one of the major donors of the MoV Launch. He donated RM15,000.00 to the MoV Launch Dinner held on 7 March 2020 at the Hotel Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur.
MACVA would like to take this opportunity to thank bro member Neo Tuan Sin RMN who invited Dato’ James Ng to support our MoV and informed us the demise of Mdm Foo Kim Loy and received the donation from Dato’ James Ng on behalf of MACVA on 23 Dec 2020.
Thank you to President MACVA Datuk Goh Seng Toh, Dato’ Wah Yuen Mei, Tony Ho Weng Kong and George Kuan Beng Hooi for making the effort to attend the Wake of the Late Mdm Foo Kim Loy on Monday 21 December 2020.
On behalf of the President and all members of MACVA, we would like to extend our utmost gratitude to Dato’ James Ng for the kind gesture and generosity to donate RM5,000.00 to MACVA at the ceremony in memory of his beloved mother held on Wednesday 23 December 2020.
WAKE OF THE LATE MDM FOO KIM LOY & PRESENTATION OF DONATION
MACVs Welfare Visits
24 Dec 20
Ipoh Chapter MACVs visited WO II Liew Saw Khin RMAF and his wife Mdm Yeoh Kee Boey at their home in Taman Ipoh Jaya on 11.00 am 23 Dec 20. 79 years old Mdm Yeoh is recovering from her broken right leg that she had sufferred. During the visit, Wong Kwai Yinn presented Mdm Yeoh with Get Well Angpow while Sam Woo Chew presented a fruit basket. Chan Nam Kiew presented a Get Well Gift that he brought along for Mdm Yeoh.
The MACVs have taken time off to visit their fellow colleague wife; cheering her up and wishing her well. This small gesture shows great camaraderie and comradeship among MACVA members and kudos to all who have made the effort. We wish Mdm Yeoh a speedy recovery.
MACVA TABUNG PAHLAWAN GOOD HEALTH WISH ANGPOW PHASE 2 PRESENTATION TO MEMBERS
14 Dec 20
The MACVA Tabung Pahlawan (MTP) Good Health Wish Angpows Phase 2 were presented to members of the various Chapters at the start of December 2020. The MTP Phase 2 presentations took place at Northern Chapter, Ipoh Chapter, Seremban Chapter, Sarawak Chapter and in Kuala Lumpur.
KUALA LUMPUR - MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
MACVA would like to extend its profound gratitude to the members of MACVA for their generous donations during the MACVA Kempen Tabung Pahlawan (KTP) donations drive held in December 2019. Our profound “Ribuan Terima Kasih” to JHEV for the generous matching grant and the bonus for the MACVA KTP 2019.