Hj Mohamad Arbe Celebrates 76th Birthday
30 Nov 19
MACVA Associate Member Sgt Mohamad Arbe bin Idris RMAF (Rtd) celebrated his 76 years birthday on 19 Nov 19. To commemorate this special occasion, he held a birthday celebration at his home at Kg Subang, Shah Alam on 23 Nov 19. MACVA made it a very grand occasion for him as a total of 72 MACVs and wives attended the event together with RMAF Veterans and frieds. Also present to celebrate the occassion were
former Chief of Airforce Lt Gen Tan Sri Dato Seri Mohd Yunus Mohd Tasi RMAF (Retired), MACVA President Brig Gen Datuk Goh Seng Toh RMAF (Retired), VP RMAF LAC Joe Pie Chong Seng RMAF (Retired) and First Adm Datuk Kay Hai Thuan RMN (Retired).
|MACVs and RMAF Veterans at the event.|
As in previous years Hj Mohamad Arbe served everyone present his special "Nasi Lemak" together with kuih's and fruits. In a truly Malaysian affair, the Veterans mingled freely while enjoying each other company. In celebrating a colleague birthday, Veterans at the occasion were able to catch up with their old buddies that turn up. The camaraderie and comradeship display by all are to be valued.
|Ladies first to savour the delicious nasi lemak and kuih. |
|Follow by the gentlemen waiting patiently in line. |
At the celebration, Hj Mohamad Arbe welcomed all Veterans and friends to the occasion and thanks everyone for being present to celebrate his 76th birthday with him. Tan Sri Dato Seri Mohd Yunus Mohd Tasi were also invited to say a few words for the occasion.
|Hj Arbe welcoming all those present.|
|Tan Sri Dato Seri Mohd Yunus Mohd Tasi giving his speech. |
Datuk Goh Seng Toh presented a birthday card and a cash collection from all present to Hj Mohamad Arbe. He later presented MACVA gift bags to Sin Chew Daily reporter Ms Ashley Lim and her colleague who came to cover the celebration. Joe Pie presented birthday gift and RMAF CM Ooi Chai Thuan presented a photo from the 1st Nasi Lemak occasion to Hj Mohamad Arbe.
|Datuk Goh Seng Toh presenting birthday card and cash collection to Hj Arbe.|
|Joe Pie presenting birthday gift to Hj Arbe.|
|RMAF CM Ooi Chai Thuan presenting 1st Nasi Lemak photo to Hj Arbe.|
|Datuk Goh Seng Toh presenting MACVA gift bags to Sin Chew Daily Ms Ashley Lim and colleague.|
|Hj Arbe cutting his 76th birthday cake.
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. Kudos to Mike Teoh Chong Kooi for photo job.