To commemorate the registration of the Persatuan Waris dan Kerabat Negeri Perak (PWKNP) with the Jabatan Pendaftaran Negeri Perak on 12 April 2010, a soft launch and press release was held at the Perak Riverside Resort in Kuala Kangsar on 8 May 2010. The soft launch was attended by many members of the Perak Royal Family.
The soft launch commenced with a doa made by the pro tem deputy chairman of the PWKNP, YM Raja Haroon Al Rashid Raja Mohd Iskandar. Guests were treated to an exhibition (and sampling!) of desserts well-loved by members of the Royal Family, all prepared to the last detail.
During the function, a slide show detailing the aims and functions of the PWKNP as well as the salasilah project was shown during tea. The overall aims of the PWKNP include upholding the institution of the Perak monarchy, the Undang-Undang Tubuh Negeri Perak Darul Ridzuan, and the adat istiadat DiRaja, as well as to perpetuate good relations between all members of the Perak royal family in the spirit of silaturrahim.
The PWKNP has also divided its organisational structure so as to accommodate its programmes and activities, which include sections dealing with religious matters, adat istiadat, genealogy (nasab), welfare, information, finance and recreation. Some activities, whilst somewhat informal, have been running in full force, for example the makam project.
Currently, the PWKNP is being run by a pro tem committee and an annual general meeting will be held in the near future. Enquiries regarding the PWKNP can be made by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In due course, a website run by PWKNP will be up and running detailing its activities.
Many thanks to YM Raja Nor Izaliah for the press pack from which this information given above is based on, and to YM Raja Mariam Raja Mohamed Iskandar for the photos.