The Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur (as it was known then), the oldest in South-East Asia, existed in spirit as early as 1918, when leaders of government, commerce and professions residing in Kuala Lumpur mooted the idea of forming an association to promote community service and inter-community harmony.
This lofty idea gained tremendous support from leaders of the various communities in Kuala Lumpur and the Concord Club, organised on Rotary lines, was formed in the early 1920s. Through the visit of Mr James W Davidson, Rotary International’s “Special Commissioner”, the Concord Club evolved into the Provisional Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur on 20 July 1928.
In recognition of the 70 years of service RCKL had given to the community, the then Sultan of Selangor conferred the royal status on the club effective 8 October 1997. This was and still is a great honour to the club as at that time no other Rotary club in the world had been given the “Royal” status. On 21 October 1997, Rotary International approved the name change of RCKL to The Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja.
Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) The first alliance for tigers in the world, MYCAT was formed by the Malaysian government in 2003 to bring like-minded people together to save the Malayan tiger.
MYCAT is an alliance of the Malaysian Nature Society, TRAFFIC, Wildlife Conservation Society-Malaysia Programme and WWF-Malaysia, supported by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia for joint implementation of the National Tiger Conservation Action Plan for Malaysia.
The alliance provides a formal yet flexible platform for information exchange, collaboration and resource consolidation among conservation organisations united by the shared vision of achieving thriving wild tiger populations in Malaysia.
In addition to working closely with partners in government and NGOs, MYCAT also strives to involve the public as an important stakeholder in tiger conservation. It runs various initiatives that empowers people to play an active role in conservation, including outreach programmes facilitated by trained volunteers, Citizen Action for Tigers (CAT) Walk and a 24-hour Wildlife Crime Hotline [019-356 4194 | firstname.lastname@example.org].