RCEL Donates More Than RM100,000 To Assist Ex-British Army Veterans Here

KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 (Bernama) -- The Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League (RCEL) tonight presented a contribution of RM119,119 to 82 ex-British Army veterans in Malaysia to assist them.

RCEL secretary-general Lt Col (Rtd) Christopher Warren said the ex-British Army veterans in Malaysia will not be forgotten by the British and RCEL will continue to support them in their old age.

"The RCEL will always support bodies like Persatuan Bekas Askar British Malaysia (PBAB) to help our ex-servicemen and women who do not receive pensions," he said at a dinner function organised by PBAB here.

He said the ex-British Army personnel who had fought for the British in Malaysia and Singapore were considered to be the responsibility of the United Kingdom government.

Also present at the function were PBAB president Che Onn Neamat and the Defence Ministry's Director-General of the Veteran Affairs Department Mej Jen Datuk Mohd Noor Daud.

Meanwhile, Che Onn said RCEL was assisting about 180 Malaysian former British Army veterans with more than RM1 million in contributions.

PBAB was continuing to search for Malaysians who had served in the British Army from 1948 until 1966, defending the country against communist insurgents and during the Indonesian confrontation, he added.


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