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L-R: CHONG KOK HING, FOO AH CHENG, TAN MENG SENG, DAVID FU CHEE MING PGB.

MACVA MEMBERS PAID THE LAST RESPECT TO THE PAHLAWAN NEGARA THE LATE SGT DATO’ (DR) AWANG AK RAWENG GC
21 Sep 20
The MACVA members from the Sarawak Chapter represented the President and members of MACVA paid their last respect to the Pahlawan Negara the Late Sgt Dato’ (Dr) Awang Ak Raweng GC who passed peacefully on Friday 18 September 2020 at Sri Aman, Sarawak. The Sarawak Chapter members present at the Dewan Suarah, Kuching for the funeral ceremony are as follows:

1. Lt Col Chong Kok Hing - Arty - Chairman Sarawak Chapter
2. Maj Foo Ah Cheng - Engr
3. 2Lt David Fu Chee Ming PGB - Rgr
4. Cpl Tan Meng Seng - Sig

MACVA donated RM3,000.00 to the family of the Late Sgt Dato’ (Dr) Awang Ak Raweng. The donation was handed over by the Sarawak Chapter Chairman at the St Thomas Church, Kuching to the Mr Pantau Ak Raweng, son of the Late Sgt Dato’ (Dr) Awang Ak Raweng.

The President and members of MACVA would like to extend our appreciation to the Chairman of the Sarawak Chapter and the members who took time off to represent MACVA at the funeral of the Late Sgt Dato’ (Dr) Awang Ak Raweng at the Dewan Suarah, Kuching this morning.

Hon Secretary

THE HONOUR
CHONG KOK HING, CHAIRMAN SARAWAK CHAPTER HANDED THE MACVA DONATION TO MR PANTAU AK RAWENG.
L-R: TAN MENG SENG, DAVID FU CHEE MING PGB, CHONG KOK HING, FOO AH CHENG.

Published by Sin Chew on 22 Sep 20.

MACVA Team with Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon. L to R: Hon Sec Wong Ah Jit, President Datuk Goh Seng Toh, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, Godfrey Chang & Ng Joo Chay.

MEETING ON TRANSLATION OF MOV TO MANDARIN WITH THE EDITORIAL BOARD OF SIN CHEW JIT POH ARRANGED BY TAN SRI DR KOH TSU KOON
10 Sep 20
The translation of MOV to mandarin meeting was held at Uncle Lim’s Subang Parade this afternoon from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. It was a major breakthrough for MACVA. The Sin Chew Jit Poh Editorial Board led by the Editor-in-Chief was given a detailed brief on the MOV by Godfrey Chang. The Sin Chew was extremely impressed with the effort of MACVA in producing the MOV. They agreed with MACVA that the MOV is to be translated into mandarin for wider readership. MACVA can take pride that the MOV shall become the first ever story book on the Malaysian Armed Forces in mandarin.

A quick telephone call was made by the Sin Chew during the meeting to the biggest Chinese publisher, The Popular Bookstore (M) Sdn Bhd to seek their assistance. We are pleased to inform that the Popular Bookstore (M) Sdn Bhd has agreed to undertake fully the task of translating the MOV to mandarin. Details of the translation arrangement will be made known after the formal meeting with the Popular Bookstore (M) Sdn Bhd which will be held soonest.

The meeting then went on to discuss the situation of the Chinese in Malaysia. The Chinese must stand tall (pride & dignity) and stand firmly on ground (our rights based on loyalty and commitment) in Malaysia and to rightfully claim our rights and position. Sin Chew and other Chinese media are to continuously highlight MACVA activities and also highlighting other non-military Chinese achievements. Chinese media is to assist in encouraging Chinese youths to join the Armed Forces.

On behalf of the MACVA and the MOV Editorial Board, we would like to extend our utmost gratitude to Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon for his personal interest in assisting MACVA to get the MOV to be translated into mandarin. We also would like to thank the Sin Chew Jit Poh’s Editorial Board who turned up in full force at today’s meeting and helped to seal the translation arrangement with the Popular Bookstore (M) Sdn Bhd. The full support from the Sin Chew is a rare honour given to MACVA.

This historic meeting was made possible through the close association of our senior RMN member Lt Cdr Khoo Kay Seang from Penang with Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon. Thank you Sir and we also would like to take this opportunity to wish Lt Cdr Khoo Kay Seang a speedy recovery from his medical treatment.

Lastly, we would like to say a big thank you our President for his generosity in sponsoring the special lunch from the Uncle Lim’s.

Hon Secretary

THE SIN CHEW EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS. L TO R: Mr Chen Yoke Lim - Deputy Executive Editor, Mr Kuik Cheng Kang - Editor-in-Chief, Datuk Pook Ah Lek - Editorial Advisor & Miss Hwn Yau Len - Executive Editor.
Godfrey Chang briefing the MOV to Sin Chew Editotial Board Members. L to R: Godfrey Chang, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, Mr President & Hon Sec.
LR: Lim Wai Fah, Godfrey Chang, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Pnglima (Dr) Goh Tian Chuan JP, Datuk Goh Seng Toh, Wong Ah Jit, Ng Joo Chay, Yong Yew Wei.

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.

Mohd Khairul receiving his new Honda 150cc from motorcycle supplier Cik Azlina in Alor Setar.

MACVA Present LK I Mohd Khairul Ismail With New Honda 150cc Motorcycle
18 Aug 20
LK I Mohd Khairul Ismail received his Honda 150cc motorcycle from the Malaysian Armed Forces Chinese Association (MACVA) in Alor Setar on 17 Aug 20. The new motorcycle costing RM8,900.00 was presented to him through motorcycle supplier Cik Azlina. Mohd Khairul had recently recovered from the injuries that he suffered during a fire tragedy where he lost his beloved wife and two children in Taiping early this year.

On 19 Jun 20, an entourage from MACVA visited Mohd Khairul at his parent house in Jerlun, Kedah. During the visit MACVA President Brig Gen Datuk Goh Seng Toh TUDM (Retired) presented a MACVA donation of RM20,000.00 to the Veteran. This motorcycle is to assist Mohd Khairul to travel when he start work. MACVA would like to express its sincere gratitudes to everyone who have contributed to make this noble effort possible. We would like to wish Mohd Khairul all the best in his future undertakings and a successful start to a new chapter of his life.

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