MACVA Activities
Group photo at Palaceof the Golden Horses, Sg Besi. L to R: Lim Wai Fah, Chu Ee Sin, Tony Ho Weng Kong, Patrick Chong Ah Fatt (GSV), Datuk Goh Seng Toh, Wong Ah Jit, David Chow Yun Kai, Ong You Chai, Abdul Rahim Hashim (PVTUDM), Ng Joo Chay.

21 May 20
Malaysian Armed Forces Chinese Veterans Association (MACVA) led by its President Brig Gen Datuk Goh Seng Toh RMAF (Retired) attended the Bantu Bantu Malaysia initiative co-organised by Country Heights Holdings Berhad and Gabungan Suara Veteran (GSV). The event took place at 2.30 pm on 18 May 20 at the Ballroom of the Palace of the Golden Horses, The Mines, Sg. Besi.

Present at the event were Gen Tan Sri Rodzali Daud RMAF (Retired), President PVTUDM and Brig Gen Dato’ Abdullah Mohamed RMAF (Retired), Deputy President PVTUDM to represent the Army Veterans Association. At the event, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew handed-over 3,800 of food essentials hampers to PVTUDM for distribution and assistance to veterans of the Armed Forces and their families, especially those under B40 and non pension veterans.

Datuk Goh Seng Toh received 100 hampers on behalf of MACVA where he also presented a copy of MACVA ‘Memoirs of the Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans' to Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew. MACVA would like to offer its sincere gratitude to GSV for the invitation to the event and to Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew and Country Heights Holdings Berhad for their kind gesture and assistance to Malaysian Armed Forces veterans during the Covid19 pandemic.

Datuk Goh Seng Toh presenting MACVA 'Memoirs Of The Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans' to Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew.
Group photo with birthday boy Hj Mohamad Arbe; seated 6th from left.

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.

NC MACVs welcoming NZMVA Veterans, Penang NC Office.

Northern Chapter New Zealand Veterans Reception
11 Sep 19
MACVA Northern Chapter (NC) recently held a reception for the New Zealand (NZ) Malayan Veterans Association (NZMVA) on 5th September 2019. The event took place at the Penang NC Office located at the Children's Association of Penang Spastic Cerebral Palsy, 425 Jalan Masjid Negeri, Jelutong, 11600 Jelutong, Penang from 3.00 to 5.00 pm.

Around 70 NZ Veterans and spouses; led by W. Bill Russel were on a "Return to Malaysia" tour. They were received by NC Chairman Tei Poey Eong and 20 MACVs. The NZ Veterans return to Malaysia once in every 2 years to pay tribute to their demised comrades who have served during the Malaysia/Indonesia Confrontation and the Communist Insurgency. Their tribute visits brings them to Kuching, Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, Taiping and Penang.

Kudos to NC Committee for hosting and organising the afternoon tea reception event to welcome the NZ Veterans and to foster Veterans comradeships between the 2 countries. Thanks to Lim Thian Huat for the report.

L to R:Hon Sec Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Rtd), VP RMAF LAC Joe Pie Chong Seng RMAF (Rtd), MACVA President Brig Gen Datuk Goh Seng Toh RMAF (Rtd), DG JHEV Maj Gen Dato’ Dzulkarnain bin Ahamd VP RMN Capt Dato’ Lee Kwang Lock RMN (Rtd), VP Army Maj David Chow Chun Kai (Rtd).

MACVA Courtesy Call On Director General of JHEV
4 Sep 19
MACVA lead by the President Brig Gen Datuk Goh Seng Toh RMAF (Rtd) paid a courtesy call to the Director General of JHEV, Maj Gen Dato’ Dzulkarnain bin Ahamd on 3 September 2019. Accompanied the President are VP RMN Capt Dato’ Lee Kwang Lock RMN (Rtd), VP Army Maj David Chow Yun Kai (Rtd), VP RMAF LAC Joe Pie Chong Seng RMAF(Rtd) and Hon Secretary Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Rtd).

The President thanked the DG JHEV for giving MACVA the opportunity to update the DG JHEV on the development and the major activities of MACVA.

Among the updates was the MACVA AGM 2019 held on 30 March 2019 at the PERHEBAT, Sungai Buloh. DG JHEV was pleased to note the AGM was successfully held. The President thanked DG JHEV for the PJM Ceremony held on 16 February 2019.

DG JHEV briefed us on the proposed PJM allowance and he is optimistic the PJM allowance shall be given the approval by the Government. DG JHEV also advised those who have received PJM during the service and those who received during the early days are to check with the nearest JHEV office.

The President went on to inform DG JHEV on the two major events to be organised by MACVA. The MACVA Remembrance Day on 29 September 2019 at the Tugu Negara and the Memoirs of the Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans (MoV) official launch in December 2019.

DG JHEV would like MACVA to invite other veterans associations to attend MACVA’s activities to enhance comradeship. The President informed DG JHEV that MACVA do extends its welfare assistance to veterans of other races.

The President presented a copy of MoV to the DG JHEV and once again thanked DG JHEV for making time to meet the MACVA delegation.

Wong Ah Jit
Hon Secretary

62nd Merdeka and 3rd MACVA Anniversary Celebrations
4 Sep 19
MACVA celebrated 62 years of the nation Merdeka and its 3rd formation Anniversary at the Heritage Club Hotel Royal Chulan Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday 28 August 2019. The patriotism shown by all veteran from all races present was in deed very heartening to see. We had Malay, Chinese, Indian, Sikh and Eurasian veterans. About 60 of us sang our hearts out on Negaraku and Inilah Barisan Kita. Followed by MACVA's President, Brig Gen Datuk Goh Seng Toh's short speech on the MACVA. The Happy Birthday song to MACVA's 3rd Anniversary. On behalf of the President of MACVA, thank you and terima kasih.

Wong Ah Jit
Hon Secretary

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