MACV Courtesy Call On HuaZong (The Federation Of Chinese Associations of Malaysia)
2 Sep 20
Malaysia Armed Forces Chinese Veterans Association (MACVA) led by its President Brig Gen Datuk Goh Seng Toh RMAF (Retired) paid a Courtesy call on HuaZong President Tan Sri Datuk Seri Pnglima (Dr) Goh Tian Chuan JP on 28 Aug 20. The MACVs present were:-
Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Retired),Hon Secretary,
Maj Godfrey Chang (Retired),
Maj Lim Wai Fah RMAF (Retired) and
Maj Ng Joo Chay (Retired).
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Pnglima (Dr) Goh Tian Chuan JP was a former Assistant Superintendent of Sabah Police Special Branch. In his welcome speech, he says that he had great respect and concern for the welfare of Veterans, as they were his close counter parts during the past turbulence times of the country.
The experiences that he had gains in those period have help him greatly in his later business development. He stressed that it is important to instil patriotism in schools and cultivate programs to encourage Chinese Youth to joint the military and the police force. HuaZong Assistant Hon Secretary Mr Yong Yew Wei was present during the meeting.
During the meeting, Datuk Goh Seng Toh gave a brief account of MACVA activities for the past 4 years. MACVA hope to cooperate with various Chinese Association in Chinese Youth Recruitment and avenues of higher education in Universiti Pertahaanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM).
On the Memoirs of the Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans (MoV), MACVA took 3 years to produce the and achieved a sales of 4500 books. MACVA wish to translate and publish the MoV in Mandarin, as it is a very important historical document which records the contributions and sacrifices of Malaysian Chinese in protecting the peace and sovereignty of the nation.
MACVA have allocated a number of MoV's for Chinese Independent Schools and SMJK libraries. It's objectives is to instil patriotism among Chinese Youth and to remind them that they should always be vigilant and never take the peace that the country is bless with for granted.
Datuk Goh Seng Toh presented Tan Sri Datuk Seri Pnglima (Dr) Goh Tian Chuan JP with a copy of MoV and MACVA gift bag at the meeting. MACVA would like to express it sincere gratitudes to Tan Sri Datuk Seri Pnglima (Dr) Goh Tian Chuan JP and HuaZong for accommodating the meeting.
Maj Ng Joo Chay (Retired)
|All present toast to a successful meeting and future collaborations.|
Published by Sin Chew on 31 Aug 20.