VECONAC pays respects to the late LT-GEN (RET) Rais Abin of Indonesia
Members from the 10-nation Veterans Confederation of ASEAN Countries (VECONAC) observed a minute of silence at the VECONAC 20th General Assembly virtual meeting on 15 December, 2021, as a mark of respect for Indonesia’s LT-GEN (RET) Rais Abin, who died on 25 March 2021.
General Rais Abin was Honorary President of Legiun Veteran Republik Indonesia (LVRI), and President of VECONAC 2010 – 2012.
In August 2018, General Abin hosted a visit by VECONAC members who called on ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi at the ASEAN headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia.
General Abin is fondly remembered for his sterling service to VECONAC as President of VECONAC from 2010 to 2012. He was highly revered as a military leader and diplomat of national and international distinction.
LT-GEN (RET) Rais Abin (front row, ninth from left) hosted the visit by VECONAC members calling on ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi (centre) in August 2018 at the ASEAN headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The SAFVL leadership and management committee members led by SAFVL President BG (RET) Winston Toh (front row, centre), joining VECONAC members in paying their respects in a one-minute silence, to the late LT-GEN (RET) Rais Abin, during the 20th General Assembly on 15 December 2021.