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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)
Hon Secretary

DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION OF THE DOUBLE CRANK HOSPITAL BED FOR LT COL SOMAN SULAIMAN (RETIRED) RRD, TAMAN MELAWATI ON 4 AUG 2020

Fixing the double crank bed.
Hon Sec and Richard Lye.
MACVA members, MPMA Team, Pn Noorlina, Ranger Colleagues and Maj Lasahi Laiji.
The Rangers.
More Comfortable.

MALAYSIAN ARMED FORCES CHINESE VETERANS ASSOCIATION (MACVA) AND MACVA PATIENT MOBILITY ASSISTANCE (MPMA) BROUGHT JOY TO OKU PERANG KPL ABU BAKAR BIN ABDUL MANAN ON THE HARI RAYA HAJI DAY 31 JULY 2020 AT SEKINCHAN, SELANGOR

How it started
The appeal by OKU Perang Kpl Abu Bakar Bin Abdul Manan, 66 years old, for a wheelchair was picked up from the JHEV chatgp around April 2020. When contacted, Abu Bakar said he already received a normal wheelchair from JHEV. He needs an motorised wheelchair which is beyond his means with his small pension. The reason for a motorised wheelchair is that he has to undergo dialysis thrice(3X) a week and his wife who is suffering from knee problems is not able to assist him.

Background of Abu Bakar and the incident
Abu Bakar passed out from Recruit Training Centre in 1973 and posted to 13 RAMD. While attending the Recruit Cadre Course in the Regiment in 1974 he along with 24 others trainees were tasked to deploy immediately to be the cut off party following a contact. He was the leading scout. His Platoon Commander who was immediately behind him stepped on a land mine (booby trap) and Abu Bakar’s two legs were injured by the splinters. He pleaded with the doctor to save his right leg which was severely injured.

The doctor told him his right leg might suffer from gangrene in the later years and may have to be amputated. He took the risk. He retired in 1995 became a fisherman. His right leg began to have severe pain and he started taking the pain killer which eventually damaged his kidneys and had to undergo dialysis. In 2011, he underwent the amputation on his right leg due to the gangrene. The doctor had to carry out a couple of surgeries to finally stop the gangrene from spreading. His right leg left only 6 inches from the torso after the final amputation.

He was given an artificial limb but due to the shortness of the right leg after the amputation, the artificial limb caused discomfort and created blisters. His movement became very restrictive and he started to gain weight.

The hunt for a second hand motorised wheelchair
Abu Bakar requested not to pursue with the motorised wheelchair if it is too costly but was told that I will try my best to assists him. Help was I seek from SSgt Richard Lye of MPMA to source for a second hand motorised wheelchair. Luck was with us, in a short period of less than a week Richard Lye managed to find one few months old used motorised wheelchair which is in excellent condition.

A private donation drive was launched on 28 July 2020 to raise the fund to purchase the motorised wheelchair. A sum of RM5,400.00 was raised in four (4) days from caring MACVA members and their civilian friends. The sum was sufficient to purchase the second hand motorised wheelchair.

Delivery of the motorised wheelchair to Abu Bakar
We decided to give Abu Bakar a surprise by informing him that we are visiting him on the Hari Raya Haji Day 31 July 2020 without informing that his dream motorised wheelchair will be presented to him.

The journey to Sekinchan was quite eventful. We were in two vehicles, a van and a car. On the way to Kuala Selangor, we encounter a flash flood and only vehicle with two feet clearance was able to cross. The van managed to cross the flooded stretch but we had to detour which took nearly one extra hour to reach Sekinchan.

The joy of seeing an OKU Perang receiving his dream motorised wheelchair
Abu Bakar and family members were extremely happy to receive us. It was like meeting old friends. Abu Bakar told us about the visits by the RAMD senior officers including his Company Commander who became a Brig Gen. The caring visits took place in between the donation drive.

Abu Bakar and his family members were overwhelmed with joy when the motorised wheelchair was brought into the house. The family members were shown how to operate the motorised wheelchair by Mr Chew Song Kong, Founder/President of the Charity Food Basket Society Klang, Selangor.

The joy of seeing Abu Bakar trying out the motorised wheelchair was something we will always remember.

Abu Bakar was told the motorised wheelchair is the property of MPMA and is on loan to him for use. The motorised wheelchair is to be returned to MPMA when no more in use.

Appreciation
The President and all members of MACVA would like to extend our profound gratitude and ribuan terima kasih to the following people for making the dream of OKU Perang Abu Bakar a reality:
1. 34 donors (List attached)
2. Mr Chew Song Kong - Founder/President Charity Food Basket Society Klang, Selangor
3. Mrs Chew Song Kong
4. Maj David Chow Yun Kai - VP MACVA - Army
5. SSgt Richard Lye Wah - Founder member of MPMA
6. Maj Lee Siew Choy
7. Sgt Anthony Chong Choo Choy - MPMA
8. Mr Foo Choon Sing - MPMA

2 Aug 20
Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Retired)
Hon Secretary

LIST OF DONORS
NO NAME
1. ANTHONY AU CHEE HOONG
2. ANTHONY YEAP HOCK CHAI
3. AZHAR LIN ABDULLAH
4. BALASUBRAMANIAM
5. CAROL LOO LEE FUM & JOHN SOON TET LEONG
6. CHAN HOCK BENG
7. CHEN KA KIM
8. CHEO YEW HOCK
9. DANNY LUM WENG KIT
10. DATO' HJ AFFEDY POH
11. DATO' HO CHIN CHAI
12. DAVID CHOW YUN KAI
13. DAVID LING HENG WOON
14. DR CHEN SEONG JOO
15. DR LEONG WENG FOON
16. GEORGE ONG CHOO SEONG
17. GODFREY CHANG
18. HAFIZ KHALIL
19. HASHIM SIM ABDULLAH
20. SSC INTAKE 26
21. MARY KOH
22. MD ALI BIN NAYAN
23. MIKE TEOH CHONG KOOI
24. NG JOO CHAY
25. PHUA HEAN SIM
26. IR RAYMOND GOH BOON PAH
27. PUI SENG TAI
28. TOMMY VOON LEONG GREGORY
29. TONG LYE HENG
30. TONY HO WENG KONG
31. UNGKU MOHD ARIS A. MAJID
32. WONG AH JIT
33. WONG SOON FOO
34. ZULKHAIRI A RAHMAN

Abu Bakar bin Abdul Manan on the motorised wheelchair.
MACVA & MPMA members.
A good health wish angpow.
Motorised wheelchair from MACVA.
WO I Nordin "Kutang" bin Omar (Rtd) collecting the wheelchair.

WHEELCHAIR DONATION TO ENCIK ALIAS BIN SABAN
17 Jun 20
MACVA Patient Mobility Assistance (MPMA) was informed by Chu Ee Sin on 102022H June 2020 regarding the health condition of Encik Alias bin Saban and his urgent requirement of a wheelchair. Encik Alias resides at No. 54, Kampong Rembang Panas, 72500 Juaseh, Negri Sembilan and was a former volunteer with Regiment 508 Territorial Army.

The information was initially alerted by WO I Nordin "Kutang" bin Omar (Rtd), fromerly 6th Royal Rangers. A wheelchair sponsored by Pang Hung Sin was collected on 12 Jun 20 by WO I Nordin from our MPMA centre and successfully delivered to Encik Alias on 16 Jun 2020. This small gesture shows great camaraderie and comradeship among fellow Veterans and kudos to the donor and all who have made the effort. It is one of MACVA objectives to render assistance its member Veterans who are in dire need of help. We also extend such assistance to other Veterans when the need arises. MACVA wishes Encik Alias good health and a speedy recovery.

Lim Wai Fah
Welface Committee Member

LtoR: Mary Koh, Datuk Goh Seng Toh, Mohd Khairul Ismail, Dato' Lee Kwang Lock, front;Khairul's son, En Ismail, Khairul's mother and Wong Ah Jit.

MEMBANTU VETERAN DITIMPA BENCANA
20 Jun 20
Rombongan Persatuan Veteran ATM Kaum Cina (MACVA) yang diketuai oleh Presiden Persatuan Brig Jen Datuk Goh Seng Toh TUDM (Bersara) telah melawat Veteran LK1 Mohd Khairul bin Ismail TLDM di Jerlun, Kedah pada petang Jumaat 19 Jun 20. Semasa lawatan tersebut, beliau telah menyampaikan kutipan derma sumbangan ahli-ahli MACVA, penderma-penderma Veteran dan sahabat-sahabat MACVA berjumlah RM20,000.00 kepada veteran tersebut.

Mohd Khairul telah kehilangan isteri dan dua orang anak beliau yang berumur 4 dan 5 tahun, semasa trajedi kebakaran rumahn beliau di Taiping pada awal tahun ini. Beliau sendiri juga mengalami kecederaan disebahagian besar badan dan kakinya semasa cuba menyelamatkan isteri and dua orang anak yang disayangi. Mohd Khairul baru saja pulih selepas hampir 3 bulan menerima rawatan. Pihak MACVA juga menghulurkan bantuan pekerjaan di Sungai Petani untuk Mohd Khairul serta memberikan kata kata rangsang untuk beliau meneruskan kehidupan yang baru.


慰問遭遇慘劇老兵
2020年6月20日
馬來西亞華裔退伍軍人協會會長拿督吳成都退伍空軍準將及理事,與19/6/2020(五)下午,從吉隆坡抵達吉打州亞羅士打縣尤崙區,登門拜訪及慰問慘遭不幸事故的莫哈默凱魯退伍海軍一等兵,並移交月前內部籌獲的兩萬元善款。

莫哈默凱魯位於太平甘文丁的住家,於24/3/2020 凌晨發生火災, 造成其懷孕太太及兩名兒女葬身火海; 凱魯與事發時成功救出一名兒子,唯本身卻被嚴重燒傷,醫療了三個月才康復。

本會也為凱魯在雙溪大年安排了一份工作,勉勵他勇敢面對未來的人生,重建生活。


ASSISTING VETERAN HIT BY TRAGEDY
20 Jun 20
On Friday noon of 19 June 20, an entourage from the Malaysian Armed Forces Chinese Veterans Association (MACVA) visited Veteran LK1 Mohd Khairul bin Ismail TLDM at Jerlun, Kedah. The group were led by MACVA President Brig Gen Datuk Goh Seng Toh TUDM (Retired), who presented a MACVA donation of RM20,000.00 to the Veteran. The donation was a contribution collection from the association members, friends and fellow Veterans.

Mohd Khairul was hit by tragedy early this year when he lost his beloved wife and 2 children aged 5 and 4 years old during a fire accident that destroyed his home in Taiping. He suffered serious burn to a large portion of his body and leg while trying to rescue his wife and 2 children during the fire. His wound had recently recovered after receiving medication for 3 months. MACVA managed to find him a job in Sg Petani and have also advised him to be strong and patient in starting his life anew. MACVA would like to express its sincere gratitudes to everyone who have donated and contributed to this noble effort.

MACVA entourage visiting Mohd Khairul Ismail at Jerlun, Kedah.
Northern Chapter Veterans with YB Chow Kon Yeow

Courtesy Call And Meeting Penang Chief Minister YB Chow Kon Yeow
2 Sep 19
MACVA Northern Chapter (NC) paid a courtesy call on Penang Chief Minister YB Chow Kon Yeow on 29 Aug 19. Northern Chapter was led by Chairman Capt Tei Poey Eong RMAF (Rtd) who presented a complimentary copy of MACVA Memoirs of Veterans to YB Chow Kon Yeow. The Chief Minister (CM) welcome the Veterans and was very glad to meet them. He was briefed about MACVA formation and its objectives including the MYR Project.

The CM was keen to know about NC activities and was informed about the members social and compassionate visitation, the Penang Memorial event and the upcoming NC Annual Dinner on 8 Nov 19. He was also advised on how the NC committee members operated from a coffee shop and now having a temporary service centre located at Penang Spastic and Cerebral Association, Jalan Masjid Negeri, Penang.

The meeting concluded under an hour and BZ to Lt Cdr Khoo Kay Seang RMN (Rtd) who mooted the idea. Those who attended the meeting were Tei Poey Eong, Khoo Kay Seang, Lim Thian Huat, Kok Ching Huat, Ang Kee Lam, Lai Choo, Ooi Siak Guan, Ng Chor Huat, Chye Beng Seang and Tham Ken Wah. Welldone to Northern Chapter for meeting the Chief Minister and kudos to Lim Thian Huat for the report.

Capt Tei Poey Eong RMAF (Rtd) presenting MoV to YB Chow Kon Yeow.
Northern Chapter Veterans group photo.

华裔退伍军人协会访首长 冀配合州政府做出贡献
August 29, 2019

马来西亚华裔退伍军人协会槟州分会礼貌拜访槟州首长曹观友,就大马退伍军人的福利进行交流。

他们一行人,是在该会会长戴培养上尉带领下,到槟州首长办公室,与曹观友会面。

会上,戴氏向首长讲解该会的成立目的,既为退伍军人,尤其是华裔军人谋取福利,并希望能够和州政府合作,一起为这一批为社会付出自己青春的军人,做出贡献。<

同时,他也向首长透露成立的其中一个目的,是希望成为一个与年轻人交流的桥梁,并通过分享退伍军人从军生涯,让更多年轻人加入到军旅之中。

首长也通过与大家的交流,了解到更多退伍军人事迹,包括他们如何安排退休计划,并对州内退伍军人有更具体的认识。

他表示,上述组织的成立值得赞赏,因为他们除了能够为其他会员谋取福利,也让更多人认识到这一群为了国家付出的无名英雄。
据知,有关分会成立至今有3年时间,分会会员主要来自北马一带,加入者包含海陆空三军军人。

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报导:黄国伟
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