Charity and Useful Works
FSF ALOR SETAR. LR:WONG TUCK CHEN,THAM KEN WAH, LEE HOCK GIM, LEE GUAN AIK, RICKY NG, NG CHOR HUAT.

NORTHERN CHAPTER MPMA DELIVER DONATED MEDICAL EQUIPMENTS TO ALOR SETAR
16 Jan 21
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you take. Again, Northern Chapter (NC) would like to thank Pece and Harmony (P&H) Home Penang headed by Mr Tan Swee Ban and assisted by Chew Soo Teik which on the morning of 8 Jan 21 donated the followign medical equipments:-

a) 1 X Hospital bed with airbag.
b) 1 X Commode chair.
c) 1 X Wheel chair.
d) 2 X Walker.

Besides these additional medical equipments, NC MPMA (MACVA Patient Mobility Assistance) have to date 2 X Hospital bed and 2 X Commode chair. All additional medical equipments have been safety delivered and are now being stored at Fungates Superflow Foundation (FSF) located at 1749C, Lorong Tiong, Jalan Teluk Wanjah, Alor Star. NC Alor Setar Welfare member is Lee Hock Gim while FSF contact persons are Ms Phoebe Tan / Jane Tan.

On behalf of the President and all members of MACVA, our heartiest thanks to NC MPMA team memnbers Ng Chor Huat, Tham Ken Wah, Chew Soo Teik; P&H Home Penang and FSF Alor Setar for the kind assistances rendered.

NG CHOR HUAT PRESENTING PENNANT TO RICKY NG.
LEE HOCK GIM AND THAM KEN WAH PREENTING PENNANT TO JANE TAN.
NC MPMA EQUIPMENTS IN FSF STOREROOM.

KOR PERKHIDMATAN DIRAJA (KPD) (MALAYSIAN SERVICE CORPS) ASSISTED A CHINESE VETERAN IN DIRE NEED OF HELP
9 Jan 21
On 28 Nov 2020, MACVA came across a message posted in the various veterans chatgps on a Chinese veteran Cpl Oon Kooi Yoon from Kor Perkhidmatan Diraja (KPD) who lives in despair in his un-kept house at Kamunting, Taiping. Chua Eng Lye and Chong Yin Choon from Taiping visited Cpl Oon Kooi Yoon on 2 Dec 2020.

At about the same time, Director JHEV Perak requested the CO of 72 Bn KPD in Taiping to assist Cpl Oon Kooi Yoon. The President of PVKPD also reqested the members of PVKPD in Taiping to assist Cpl Oon Kooi Yoon. One team of KPD personnel and veterans of PVKPD led by Lt Kol Khairui Anuar Bin Abdul Kadir, organised a Gotong Royong session. They spent several hours to clear the rubbish in the house and cleaned the entire house. They also brought along some foodstuff and used clothing for Cpl Oon Kooi Yoon.

MACVA is extremely grateful to the help given by the CO of 72 Bn KPD and veterans of PVKPD. This fine example clearly showed the serving members of the Armed Forces and veterans do care about the welfare and well-being of veterans irrespective of the veteran’s background and ethnicity.

The good deeds by the CO of the 72 Bn KPD is highly appreciated and will be remembered. The spirit of comradeship and care is a heart-warming sight for all Malaysians to see where a group of soldiers and veterans rolled up their sleeves to clean up the filthy and un-kept house of a Chinese veteran. It was indeed a rare act of compassion. “Ribuan Terima Kasih” to KPD and PVKPD.

Once again, thank you to the CO of 72 Bn KPD and veterans of KPD Taiping who did a wonderful good deed to a Chinese veteran in dire need of help.

Hon Sec

GOTONG ROYONG ON CPL OON KOOI YOON’S HOUSE IN TAIPING BY COMMANDING OFFICER OF 72 BN KPD, TAIPING.

LT KOL KHAIRUL ANUAR BIN ABDUL KADIR - CO 72 Bn KPD, TAIPING.
LT KOL KHAIRUL ANUAR ABD KADIR AT THE RIGHT RED CIRCLE AND CPL OON AT THE LEFT RED CIRCLE 72 BN KPD PERSONNEL and PVKPD VETERANS FROM TAIPING AT THE GOTONG ROYONG SESSION.
PVKPD VETERANS.
CARING NEIGHBOURS.
MACVA MEMBERS WITH OON KOOI YOON (SEATED).
SIGNED UP AS MEMBER OF MACVA.

INTERIOR OF THE HOUSE BEFORE THE GOTONG ROYONG SESSION

ITEMS AND RUBBISH FROM THE HOUSE.

AFTER THE GOTONG ROYONG SESSION

THANK YOU TO LT KOL KHAIRUL ANUAR BIN ABDUL KADIR AND VETERANS OF PVKPD TAIPING.

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.

Thank You

Hon Sec

WAKE OF THE LATE MDM FOO KIM LOY & PRESENTATION OF DONATION

L-R: DATO’ WAH YUEN MEI, NEO TUAN SIN, DATUK GOH SENG TOH, DATO’ JAMES NG SAY PIYU, HO WENG KONG, WONG AH JIT AND KUAN BENG HOOI.
BANNER AND WREATH FROM MACVA.
NEO TUAN SIN RECEIVED THE DONATION FROM DATO’ JAMES NG.
DONATION OF RM5,000.00 TO MACVA.
PRESENTING GET WELL ANGPOW TO MDM YEOH. LR: MDM YEOH KB, LIEW SK, WONG KY, SAM WC, SIEW AK, LEE AL, LEONG ST, YEONG KF, CHONG PY, CHAN NK, SU BP.

MACVs Welfare Visit
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.

SAM WC PRESENTING FRUIT BASKET TO MDM YEOH.
CHAN NK PRESENTING GET WELL GIFT TO MDM YEOH.
STANDING LR: CHONG YC, WONG CK, WONG KL, SU BP, CHUA EL. SEATED: ONG KOOI YOON.

MACVs Welfare Visits
13 Dec 20
Ipoh Chapter MACVs visited Oon Kooi Yoon at his home in Taman Mewah Fasa 1, Kamunting, Taiping on 9 Sep 20. He is recovering from a mild stroke that he had suffered. The visiting MACVs brought along some foodstuff. Northern Chapter (NC) MACVs visited AM Mohanan at his home in Sg Ara, Penang on 11 Dec 20 where he is recovering from knee and colon surgery. The MACVs brought along groceries from Lions Club Sg Petani. Thanks to Jason Lor, MACVA Sg Petani sub Chairperson and former President Lions SP. The visiting MACVs from Ipoh Chapter and NC took time off to visit their comrades and wish them well. Kudos and welldone to all involved.

STANDING LR: YEAP CJ, STEVEN TAN, MOHANAN, JASAN L.
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR DONATED BY COL DR LEW.

NEW ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR FROM COL DR LEW CHEE KONG FOR MACVA PATIENTS MOBILITY ASSISTANCE (MPMA)
19 Oct 20
It was a pleasant surprise to receive a text message from Col Dr Lew Chee Kong at 10.39am on a Sunday morning. The last time Col Dr Lew texted me was in August 2020 on his membership. I thought it was the same matter. I was taken aback to read his text message. Below are the text messages:

a. 10.39am - from Col Dr Lew “Hi good morning Col Wong, I have a motorised wheel chair (electric), meant for my mother, but not used at all. How to send to you for anyone that needs it?”

b. 10.47am - my reply “TQVM Sir. I will inform our MPMA founder Richard Lye Wah to get in touch with you. God bless.”

c. 10.50am - Col Dr Lew’s text message C&P to Richard Lye ”from our member Col Dr Lew Chee Kong. Please get in touch with Col Dr Lew.”

d. 10.51am - Col Dr Lew’s mobile number texted to Richard Lye ”Please take a few photos for our website. Tq”

e. 5.59pm - Richard Lye’s message “Col, just collected the elect. w/chair from Col Dr Lew in PJ. Best regards to you”

f. 7.08pm - “TQVM Richard. Very kind of you. Very nice wheelchair. Must be quite costly.”

g. 7.19pm - from Richard Lye “Yes, it is a very good unit however will hv to look into the condition of the battery. Will keep you inform. Tks again”

The above text messages are meant to highlight the speed which is the essence when dealing with medical matters. Richard Lye, a veteran from the Medical Corps up-hold the motto and made arrangement with Col Dr Lew to collect the wheelchair the same day in the evening.

A quote from Richard Lye Wah “One day of delay in providing a medical equipment to a needy is one extra day of suffering by the needy”

On behalf of the President and members of MACVA, our profound thank you to Col Dr Lew Chee Kong for his generosity in donating the electric wheelchair to MPMA and also our thank you to Richard Lye Wah for sacrificing.

ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR DONATED BY COL DR LEW CHEE KONG

LR: COL DR LEW & RICHARD LYE.

For the information of MACVA members, MPMA was officially formed on 25 October 2019 with Brig Gen Dr Leong Weng Foon as the Advisor. It was initially named as Patients Mobility Assistance when founded by Richard Lye Wah, a veteran from the Medical Corps. During the MACVA Management Meeting on 25 October 2019 it was agreed to name it to be MACVA Patients Mobility Assistance (MPMA). The tied up with MACVA is to give the outfit a better recognition and at the same time to enhance the image of MACVA in its welfare assistance to members and other deserving veterans. MACVA Welfare CM Lim Wai Fah was appointed to be the co-ordinator of MPMA during the Meeting.

The MPMA is co-located at the warehouse of the Charity Food Basket Society Klang founded by Mr Chew Song Kong. The equipment provided on loan to veterans with no charges are as follows:

1. Hospital beds (Electric and non-electric operated)
2. Wheelchairs (electric and non-electric operated)
3. Walkers
4. Walking sticks
5. Other medical equipment on needs basis

The equipment are mostly donated and some are purchased. As at today, MPMA has loaned 6 hospital beds (two electric beds), 4 wheelchairs (one electric wheelchair) and other equipment to members and non-members. The hallmark of MPMA is the speed in the delivery of equipment to the needy. The delivery takes not more than 3 days upon received of the request. For wheelchair and walker it is normally delivered or collected by the rep on the same day. This welfare service by MACVA is unprecedented among the Malaysian veterans associations. MACVA is very thankful to Richard Lye who initiated the offer.

MACVA has established a MPMA sub-branch at the Northern Chapter to cater for our members. It is our hope that this non-profit MPMA can be strongly supported by members, non-members and the private corporations. Effort will be made to approach JHEV to offer MPMA to be the interim supplier of equipment to needy veterans while waiting for their applications to be approved by JHEV. A small fee will be imposed on each equipment on loan to JHEV. The fees will be used to buy additional equipment or for repairs of the equipment.

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