| Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 27 July 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Sikh veterans from the Malaysian armed forces are coming together as a force. They have just set-up an association of their own.
The Malaysian Armed Forces Sikh Veterans Association (MAFSVA) will hold its inaugural meeting meeting at SSU Kelab Aman in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (31 July 2016).
“We should have about 200 members. Some 80 have already paid up for their membership,” pro-tem president Major (Rtd) Baldev Singh tells Asia Samachar.
“We hope as many of our Sikh veterans will be able to make it for the meeting. They can just walk in and sign up as a member.”
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The inaugural annual general meeting (AGM) is scheduled to begin at 9am.
One of the key objectives of the newly formed organisation is to liase with and make representation to the Jabatan Hal Ehwal Veteran (JHEV), the department for veteran affairs set-up in 2000 under the Defence Ministry, ‘on all matters related to retired Armed Forces personnel’.
[For more information, contact Major Baldev +6019-3332939 or pro-term secretary Major (Rtd) Suwaran Singh Dhillon at +6019-2792473
FOR MAFSVA OBJECTIVES, see here.
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