MACVA AND MPMA BROUGHT COMFORT TO LT COL SOMAN SULAIMAN (RETIRED) RRD
MACVA's Welfare outfit MACVA Patient Mobility Assistance (MPMA) lead by its Founder SSgt Richard Lye Wah transported a double crank hospital bed from the MPMA warehouse located at the Charity Food Basket Society Klang to Lt Col Soman Sulaiman's house at Taman Melwati at 1.30pm today 4 August 2020.
Lt Col Soman Sulaiman (Retired) is bedridden and looks after by his wife, Puan Noorlina. Col Soman's plight was made known to MACVA on Saturday 1 August 2020 by Maj Gen Datuk Toh Choon Siang (Retired) and requested MACVA to assist in providing a hospital bed from MPMA.
MACVA discussed the request with Richard Lye on Monday 3 August 2020. In the evening Richard Lye confirmed the hospital bed will be delivered to the house of Col Soman today Tuesday 4 August 2020 at 2.00pm. The speed (less than 24 hours) in getting the appropriate bed suitable for the use of Col Soman by MPMA for delivery is highly commendable. MACVA would like to thank Datuk Toh for his generosity in picking up the transportation cost from Klang to Taman Melawati.
MACVA would also like to thank Maj Lasahi Laiji and Capt Mohd Amiruddin Mohd Nor from the Infantry Directorate and Deputy Director JHEV Selangor & KL present at the house to assist the delivery and installation of the bed. Also present to lend the helping hands are former colleagues of Col Soman and MACVA members.
This is the second welfare assistance carried out by MACVA in a week for veterans who are non-MACVA members. The motorised wheelchair for OKU Veteran Perang Cpl Abu Bakar Bin Abdul Manan was carried out on Friday 31 July 2020 at Sekinchan, Selangor.
MACVA is very pleased to be able to assist JHEV in extending its welfare service to veterans of the Malaysian Armed Forces.
MACVA would like to extend a special thank you to the MPMA team headed by Richard Lye and Mr Chew Song Kong, Founder/President of the Charity Food Basket Society Klang who took time off from his busy schedule to personally drive the delivery van. Their commitment to the welfare of veterans is a shining example for us to emulate.
4 Aug 20
Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Retired)
DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION OF THE DOUBLE CRANK HOSPITAL BED FOR LT COL SOMAN SULAIMAN (RETIRED) RRD, TAMAN MELAWATI ON 4 AUG 2020