Rukun Tetangga can help gel the community, volunteers told

Dirwana (wearing sunglasses) and guests about to cut a 'pulut kuning' at the gathering.

MIRI, July 14: Rukun Tetangga (RT or neighbourhood committee) volunteers have been reminded to take voluntary work seriously as it could help unite the community.

Sarawak Unity, National and Integration Department director, Dirwana Azool, noted that one voluntary effort worth continuing was the voluntary patrolling scheme (VPS).

“The voluntary patrolling programme enables our people to unite in order to safeguard the community at large,” he said at ‘Semarak Perpaduan RT Miri’ here this morning. He also launched the RT RPR Batu 6 building at the event.

In his speech, Dirwana said RTs in other areas that have yet to have their own buildings could identify appropriate locations and forward their proposals to his office.

“They can propose to us the locations,” said Dirwana.

He said with such a facility (building), it would help RT volunteers to have a greater feel of ownership and have a place where they could gather and hold meetings.

More than 100 RT representatives from Miri, Subis and Marudi were present at the event, which featured a morning exercise routine, cooking demonstrations, a ‘Jom Wefie’ activity and others.

Also present were Miri National Unity and Integration officer Giri Nyareng and RT RPR Batu 6 chairman Suhaini Pauzi. — DayakDaily