MACVA Activities
Veterans sing Inilah Barisan Kita to celebrate 88th Army Day at the Royal Chulan Kuala Lumpur.

MAF Veterans Rendezvous March 2021
28 Mar 21
MACVA organised the above event on 24 Mar 21 at the Heritage Club and Lounge, the Royal Chulan Kuala Lumpur. More than 100 members, wives, guests and friends attended the rendezvous which was held in conjunction with the 2021 Chinese New Year and the 88th Army Day. MACVA also celebrated the 85th birthday of Rear Admiral Tan Sri Dato’ Seri (Dr) K. Thanabalasingam (Retired) at the same occasion.

The programme of the event were as follows:-
a. 12.00 pm - Heritage Club door open.
b. 2.30 pm - Welcome remarks from MACVA Presiden Brig Gen Datuk Goh Seng Toh RMAF (Retired).
c. 2.35 pm - Army Day - Inilah Barisan Kita.
d. 2.40 pm - Tan Sri Thanabalasingam Birthdaay.
e. 2.45 pm - Sppech by Tan Sri Thanabalasingam.
f. 3.00 pm - Fellowship continue.

On the occasion of his 85th birthday, MACVA and all members would to wish Tan Sri Thanabalasingam the best of health and happiness. MACVA would like to express its appreciations to all who attended the rendezvous for making it a successful event. We would also like to express our sincere thanks to the Royal Chulan Kuala Lumpur.

Tan Sri Thanabalasingam cutting birthday cake.
Tan Sri Thanabalasingam speech.
Standing to Inilah Barisan Kita.
SEREMBAN AND IPOH MACVS GET TOGETHER AT WOLLEY FOOD CITY IPOH. STANDING LR: PHILIP CHONG, HASHIM SIM, STEVEN LIEW HON SENG, PHANG SING MEE, LOO CHOON CHEW, CHONG KIA CHAN, SIAH CHONG SENG, LEE CHEE KIAT, WONG KWAI YINN, LEE KIEN MUN, LEE AH LIKE, CHAY LEE SONG, YEONG KHOK FU, WONG CHAN VOON, SU BEE PENG, SIEW AH KIAW, MOH YEW MUN. SITTING LR: DATO' TOH CHOON SIANG, CHONG PAK YEE, WONG CHEAK KUAN, SAM WOO CHEW, LEONG SWEE THIN, ROBERT NG YEW.

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.

SEATED LR: NG CHOR HUAT, RICHARD KHAW AH CHENG, LOKE KUAN WAH, MARAN THANNAMALAI, LIM CHENG SOON. STANDING LR:: ALOYSIUS, MONTANO, LEE WAH SENG, JAMES GUN SWEE HOCK, DOLLY YEOH SUAN SIMM, LAWEWNCW PHOO AH FOOK, DANNY NAVAREDNAM.

Northern Chapter Fellowship
13 Dec 20
Northern Chapter MACVs had a fellowship on 11 Dec 20 at Heng Seng Coffee Shop at Gotlieb Road, Penang. Malim Jaya, Malacca. The MACVs and Veterans catch up over old times where WO 1 Maran Thannamalai RMAF joined up as an Associate Member. 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.

Seated LR: Jack Cheang, Tan Wee Pang, Tham Ken Wah, Tan Swee Ban, Yeoh Beng Kiat, Carolynn Lim NG, Jerome DS, Goh Hiang Aun. Standing LR:: Tei Poey Eong, Lim Wai Fah, Chan Yee Peng, Lim Koon Hing, Phoo Ah Fook, Jasan Lor.

MPMA Briefing to Northern Region
20 Aug 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.

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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