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BERNAMA – Haj turn selection: Priority given to 2020 pilgrims

KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 (Bernama) — Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) will give precedence to pilgrims whose haj flip was imagined to happen in 2020 to carry out the pilgrimage this 12 months.

TH group managing director and chief govt officer Datuk Seri Amrin Awaluddin, this was adopted by pilgrims who have been scheduled to carry out their pilgrimage in 2021 and this 12 months.

He stated the haj flip choice was made primarily based on the haj registration system which was on the first-come, first-served foundation.

He added that the on-line haj attraction through the THiJARI cell utility had additionally been opened with precedence given to those that appealed as ‘mahram’.

Amrin additionally suggested potential pilgrims to be ready with the related paperwork together with their COVID-19 vaccination certificates and worldwide passport.

Earlier immediately, Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Idris Ahmad introduced {that a} whole of 14,306 Malaysian pilgrims have been allowed to carry out haj this 12 months, a mere 45 per cent of the traditional quota of Malaysian pilgrims given by Saudi Arabia.

The official pre-COVID-19 quota of haj pilgrims for Malaysia was 31,600.

Meanwhile, Amrin described the announcement as excellent news for TH and potential Malaysian haj pilgrims.

He stated early preparations had been made by considering the commonplace working procedures (SOPs) and well being protocols in dealing with the haj operations within the nation in addition to within the holy land.

The Saudi Arabian authorities has beforehand set the haj quota for each nation at 0.1 per cent of the whole inhabitants.

— BERNAMA

 



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