INSTALLATION PRESENTATIONS TO DATO’ AHMAD TEJUDDIN AS PATRON OF THE NORTHERN IRELAND BRANCH NMBVA and AWARDS OF THE PINGAT JASA MALAYSIA
On Tuesday 3rd April 2012, both NMBVA Branches met at Newforge Country Club, Belfast for a social evening.
The Northern Ireland Branch welcomed their new Patron Senior Assistant Commissioner 1, Royal Malaysian Police (retired) Dato’ Hj Ahmad Tejuddin and Datin Latipah binti Saffar from Kuala Lumpur.
Guests included some of the leading students of the Malaysian community (Queen’s University Belfast). They included Nur Farhana Jamaludin, Junainah Mohd Mahdee,Adam Zubir, Dr Raja Harun, Rita Harun, Raja Roslan Raja Mohamed and Tenku Mohd Afendi.
Dato’ Tejuddin was officially installed as Patron of the Northern Ireland Branch with gifts of a badge and certificate of office, a traditional blackthorn cane, NMBVA shield plaque, songkok badge and a DVD. These were presented by Graham Evans Branch Chairman, Alan Nichol Branch President, Harry Sharkey, George McFerran Branch Treasurer, Ron Moore and Leslie Smallman SBStJ. This was followed by Dato’ Tejuddin giving a humorous and entertaining speech of thanks.
Mr Philip Wells and Mr Peter Walker, both of whom served in Borneo with 1st Battalion Queen’s Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment, were awarded the Pingat Jasa Malaysia medal and certificate by the new Northern Ireland Branch Patron on behalf of the Malaysian Government.
Hot food was served as guests mixed and talked amidst plenty of laughter. Our guest of honour has now returned to Kuala Lumpur, his next duty is to represent both Branches at the God’s Little Acre, Batu Gajah remembrance ceremony in June 2012.
Credit must be given to Graham Evans whose inspired idea it was to have a “get together” and did the organising for the event.