First hajj flight on June 4

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MUAR: The authorities expects the primary flight for Malaysian pilgrims this 12 months to be on June 4, says Minister within the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Senator Datuk Idris Ahmad (pic).

He mentioned this was barely later than the earlier plan to begin flights on May 31, as there was a discount within the variety of pilgrims performing the hajj this time.

“In earlier years, the variety of pilgrims was often round 30,000, however this 12 months, the variety of pilgrims is simply 14,000.

“This was confirmed by the Chief Executive Officer (Tabung Haji) whom I met simply now,” he mentioned, including that the variety of flights had additionally been halved.

He was chatting with reporters after officiating the Ar Rahnu Yapeim Akses and Yapeim Gold Akses Muar on the Mara Building compound, right here, on Tuesday (May 24).

According to Idris, Malaysia was additionally nonetheless awaiting the Saudi Arabian authorities’s determination on the enchantment for an extra quota of 5,000 pilgrims for the Hajj season this time.

Meanwhile, with regard to Ar Rahnu Yapiem which unfold its wings to Muar, Idris mentioned this introduced the whole variety of branches nationwide to 213.

“Besides that, in Muar, the ninth department of Ar Rahnu Yapeim Akses (Mobile) and in addition the fifth department of Yapeim Gold Akses had been opened, which supply micro-credit scheme companies, sale of used gold and buy of jewelry at aggressive costs,” he mentioned. – Bernama



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