MACVA Activities

MACVA PARTICIPATION IN THE PELANCARAN KEMPEN KUTIPAN TABUNG PAHLAWAN 2020

Jabatan Hal Ehwal Veteran through its initiative to raise the awareness of the Malaysian public on the sacrifices of the veterans for the security of the country has embark to produce a special video clip called "Pelancaran KTP 2020". JHEV requested MACVA to have a representative to be one of the participants in this video clip to be aired nationwide during the launch of the "Pelancaran KTP 20".

MACVA nominated Committee Member (CM) Tony Ho Weng Kong RMN to represent the association and to show case the loyal Malaysian Chinese community's contributions to the security and the nation building of our beloved country, Malaysia.

Two days of pre-shooting on 4 &5 August was held at Mindef. The actual shooting day on 6 August with the popular singer Ning Baizura was carried out at the Ntv 7 TV studio, Hicom-Glenmarie Industrial Park, Shah Alam, Selangor. The shooting of the video clip started at 9.00am and finally completed at 11.00pm.

MACVA would like to congratulate KP JHEV's initiative to produce this special video clip to highlight the veterans' sacrifices to the nation's security. This video is also acts as a reminder to the younger generations of the peace and the prosperity of Malaysia brought by the veterans. Many of the veterans are still suffering from the injuries of enemy's land mines (booby traps), the bullets and booby traps scars sustained during the Insurgency Operations from 1969 to 1989.

MACVA also would like to register our appreciation to CM Tony Ho Weng Kong RMN for taking time off from his busy work schedule to participate in the "Pelacaran KTP 20". Our congratulations also go to the rest of the veterans, Ning Baizura, members of JHEV, 1 RAMD and the Ntv 7 crew for their huge contributions to the successful shooting of this "Pelancaran KTP 20" video clip.

Tahniah dan Terima Kasih

9 Aug 20

Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Retired)
Hon Secretary

At NTV 7 Studio with Ning Baizura (Tony Ho is at the fasr right).
At NTV 7 Studio - Salute to the King and Country.
At MINDEF - Pre-Shooting Briefing.
KTP 2020 Pin.
Ning Baizura.
SEATED: L - R: WO I THOMAS NG FOO KEOW (D), SSGT SOON POH LEE (D), CPL CHEN KHENG MENG (D), SGT WILLIAM HO KIM SAM (D), MRS WONG, WO II WONG FOH LIM (D), CDR NG TENG CHAI (L)
2ND ROW: L - R: WO I YEOH KIM KIAN (U), LR DAVID CHONG CHIN FATT (L), LT COL LIM KIAT CHOY (D), LT COL GUI LOH LING (D), LT ANNETTE TYE SWEE LIEW (L), CPO PETER TUAN PANG YIN (L), LCPL CHUA YONG TECK (D-AW), LT COL IVAN HOR CHONG MENG (D)
BACK ROW: L - R: CPO LIM AIK CHU (L), CPO LOW BAN NE (L), WO II JOHN CHU JOON (D), LT COL IVAN LEE SYNN LENG (D), WO I ONG TZE TONG (U

MACVA MELAKA CHAPTER COMRADESHIP EVENT HELD ON SATURDAY 8 AUGUST 2020
9 Aug 20
The MACVA Melaka Chapter Comradeship event was held on Saturday 8 August 2020 at the Federal Yong Tau Fu Taman Bukit Melaka. It was initiated by member Ong Tze Tong RMAF. It was one of the regular comradeship events organised by the Melaka Chapter. There are 53 members from the three services in the Melaka Chapter (Army - 31, RMN - 11, RMAF - 11). Capt Georgy Gan Ching Beng RRD is the Chapter Chairman. Twenty-one (21) people attended the event (19 Melaka members, Low Ban Ne RMN from Subang Jaya and Mrs Wong Foh Lim). Melaka Chapter is one of the very active Chapters in fostering comradeship amongst its members and also checking on the welfare and well-being of members. They also organised visits to meet up with MACVA members in Port Dickson and Seremban. MACVA would like to encourage the lesser active MACVA Chapters to emulate the initiative of the Melaka Chapter.

Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Retired)
Hon Secretary

MAVCA Participants Group Photo at the Royale Chulan Hotel, Taman Mahsuri, Kuala Lumpur.

Launching of the M-ADAA Military History Group
3 Aug 20
More than 50 MACVs and fellow Veterans attending the launching of the Malaysia-Australia Defence Alumni Association (M-ADAA)Military History Group at the Royale Chulan Hotel, Taman Mahsuri, Kuala Lumpur on 29 Jul 20. The event was hosted by M-ADAA at 12.30 pm where buffet was served. Its was a gatherings of Malaysian Veterans who had the privilege of attending courses or being attached to Australian Armed Forces units while in service. The Veterans shared and recalled their past experiences and the camaraderie was fantastic. Also present at the launch event were Australian High Commission Defence Adviser, Group Captain Gretchen Fryar; MACVA President Datuk Goh Seng Toh, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri (Dr) K. Thanabalasingam and senior Veterans. MACVA would like to express its sincere gratitude and thanks to M-ADAA for hosting MACVs and Veterans at the event.

Datuk Goh Seng Toh delivering his address at the event.
Seated LR: Cheng, Tan, Soon, William Ho, Robert Sim, Thomas Ng, Goh, Peter Tuan, Cdr Ng. Standing 2nd Row LR: Bong, John Chu, David Chong, Lee, Collin Tan, Goh SM, LtC Lim, LtC Gui, Yeoh. 3rd Row LR: Ang, Capt Gregory Tan, LtC Robert Foo, LtC Ivan Ho,Jeffrey Tan, TT Ong.

Malacca MACVs Fellowship
26 Jul 20
Malacca Chapter MACVs had a Yum Char fellowship on 25 Jul 20 at Malim Jaya, Malacca. 24 Veterans got together and caught up with each other; after months of not meeting up because of Covid19 MCO. It was indeed a heartening sight to see them all well and taking the time out to fellowship which shows great comradeships among MACVs. Kudos to all present and we wish them well.

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