MEETING WITH THE NEW KETUA PENGARAH JHEV


Nine members of our RAFOC Committee and five other sub-committee members, led by Jen Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohd Ghazali bin Dato' Mohd Seth, our RAFOC President called on Mej Jen Dato' Wira Mohd Nor bin Daud, the new Ketua Pengarah JHEV, at his office on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 from 1430 to 1700 hours.

The aim of the courtesy call was to brief the new Ketua Pengarah JHEV on the objects and activities of RAFOC, and at the same time to register RAFOC's concern on the well being of the retired Armed Forces officers' community.

In welcoming the delegation, Mej Jen Dato' Wira Mohd Nor thanked Jen Tan Sri Mohd Ghazali and delegation for their presence and look forward to the continued association between JHEV and RAFOC. Also present from JHEV were his Timbalan Ketua Pengarah and five other staff members.

In thanking Mej Jen Dato' Wira Mohd Nor for his time to meet the committee, Jen Tan Sri Mohd Ghazali congratulated Mej Jen Dato' Wira Mohd Nor on his appointment as the new Ketua Pengarah JHEV and on being bestowed with the "Darjah Gemilang Seri Mahkota Kedah" (DGMK), which carries the title "Dato' Wira" by DYMM Sultan Kedah in conjunction with His Highness' 86th Birthday on 19 January 2014. Jen Tan Sri Mohd Ghazali also thanked the staff of JHEV for doing a good job in looking after the administration and the well being of the Armed Forces veterans and in maintaining a cordial relationship with RAFOC.

Lt Kol Ahmad Kamal bin Abd Ghani, Pengarah Bahagian Kerjaya & Sosio-Ekonomi JHEV, gave a update on the organization and activities of JHEV, covering the following matters:

  • Role and Organisation of JHEV.
  • Akta Veteran 2012.
  • 1Malaysia Veterans' Recognition Programme (1MVRP).
Lt Kol Dato' Nawawi bin Mat Desa, (Bersara), our Honorary Secretary briefed Mej Jen Dato' Wira Mohd Nor on the objects of RAFOC and its activities. The committee raised and discussed a number of issues related to the administration and the well being of the retired Armed Forces officers' community as well as other related matters, including the following:
  • Akta Veteran 2012 - Implementation.
  • Employment Opportunities For the Armed Forces Veterans.
  • Pension & Retirement Benefits Review.
  • Budget Allocation For the Armed Forces Veterans/JHEV.
  • The Number of Armed Forces Veterans' Associations/Clubs.
  • The Non-Use of Military Ranks By JHEV and HAT.
  • Hari Pahlawan.
  • Farmasi Veteran.
some of which were for his information since these were not under the direct responsibility of JHEV as such.

This was our first meeting with the new the Ketua Pengarah JHEV by our RAFOC Committee. Over the last three years, our committee has been meeting the former Ketua Pengarah JHEV from time to time to discuss on matters and issues related to our retired Armed Forces officers' community.

All in all, it was a good meeting. We hope that some of our views, if not all can be accepted and appropriate action taken by JHEV, for the betterment on the administration of the retired Armed Forces community. The Committee will continue to maintain the close association between RAFOC and JHEV, thus providing the additional link between the retired Armed Forces officers' community and JHEV as and when necessary.