The Pasir Pinji Rukun Tetangga sector has earned the praise of the Perak Unity and Integration Department for being the most active RT in Perak.
The 30-year-old RT, set up in 1975, is also among the oldest RTs in the state.
Department director Goh Suan Im said RT in other residential areas should emulate Pasir Pinji which successfully carried out social programmes.
She said Pasir Pinji RT had carried out programmes to foster unity among the 20,000 multiracial residents living in Taman Kampar, Pinji Park, May Fair Park and Pasir Pinji New Village.
“The well-run Pasir Pinji RT is a shining example for the other 325 RTs in the state to emulate,” she said in her speech during the RT’s 30th anniversary dinner recently.
Tebing Tinggi state assemblyman Datuk Chew Wai Khoon was the guest of honour.
Pasir Pinji RT chairman Wong Chee Kheong said the RT was the only one which had daily programmes for its residents.
He said it organised Qi Gong classes every Monday, Wednes- day and Friday while English classes were held every Tues- day.
“Modern dance classes are held every Thursday while ka- raoke sessions are for Saturday,” he said.
“When it was set up, the role of the RT was mainly to provide patrolling services but later in the 80s, our focus changed to pro- moting unity.
“In 1996, we again shifted our focus by carrying out activities for the development of the commu-nity,” he said.
Later, Goh presented certificates and trophies to eight Pasir Pinji RT committee members who had served over 20 years.