It has been quite awhile that I have not write about our stay (the MCMV crews) in Italy. In fact, I still have alot more to talk about the happy moments that my friends and I shared together.
Recently, I met some of these friends who were with me in Italy at the Palace of the Golden Horses Hotel. Nik Zainorden, the ‘leading hand’ of an electrical technician onboard KD Jerai then, hosted his daughter’s wedding ceremony. It is also our great pleasure to have known that Nik Zainorden has been conferred a title of ‘Datukship’ few years ago.
|From left: Lt Rahman Husain, Ithnin (photographer), Muner, Zulkefli, Salim Jais, Halim Muda|
Ramli (Pangkor), Bahaman, Quek Chek Chai, Lt Hassan, CPOERA Abdullah and Yassin.
Among these friends whom I have never met since I left KD Jerai in 1987 only to be posted to the Ministry of Defence are Lt Rahman Husain (XO of KD Jerai), Lt (Dr) Hassan Omar (NO of KD Jerai), CPOERA Abdullah (KD Jerai), LRO Zulkefli (KD Kinabalu), LRST Halim (KD Mahamiru), ABRM Muner (KD Mahamiru) and Ithnin, the navy photographer. I am not too sure of his last rank in the navy.
Also present at the ceremony, Laskamana Madya Dato’ Nordin Md Ali the Deputy Chief of the Navy and his wife. Laksamana Madya Dato’ Nordin Ali is also one the crew members of the MCMV serving onboard KD Mahamiru as an Executive Officer (XO) then.
|Laksamana Madya Dato' Mohd Nordin Ali with his wife.|
We were very happy and full of joyous celebrating our ‘mini reunion’ on that night, though for a very short period of time. And, we are also very happy to know that some of these friends are enjoying their great and successful career after leaving the navy.
As such, ABRP Ramli (Pangkor) is now the ‘captain’ being incharge for the operation department of the Tasik Cruise Putrajaya. CPOERA Abdullah who was once incharge in the engine room onboard KD Jerai is now one of the ‘big shot’ attached to Exxon-Mobil (Malaysia).
|CPOERA Abdullah with his wife.|
|Captain Ramli (Pangkor) and ABME Nodion|
ABRO Quek Chek Chai currently works with one of the electrical company in Muar, Johor as a Manager. LRO Zulkefli runs a trading company businesses with his co-directors.
|ABRO Quek Chek Chai|
After this unexpected ‘mini reunion’, we are now planning to organise a ‘Reunion’ for all the first MCMV crews on this coming 8th of Dec, 2012 (Saturday) at Lumut initiated by former XO of KD Jerai Lt Rahman Husain. Lt Rahman Husain is assisted by our former coxswain of KD Jerai MCPO Mohd Arshad Abdullah who now resides in Manjung, Perak.
To all members of the first MCMV crews, you are most welcomed to participate and make this event come true. You can make a comment to this blog or email me @firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact former MCPO Mohd Arshad Abdullah for further information.
And, as for further writings about my experienced in Italy not too long ago, Insya’Allah, I will write soon.