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Rahmah haj packages below RM50,000 being offered now
Published on: Saturday, March 25, 2023
By: Bernama
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Rahmah haj packages below RM50,000 being offered now
Saudi Arabia has allowed 31,600 pilgrims to perform the haj this year. (AP pic)
SEPANG: Muslims can now perform their pilgrimage under the Rahmah haj package priced at RM50,000 and below.

These are being offered by travel agencies with a haj operator licence (PJH) issued by Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH).

Religious affairs minister Na’im Mokhtar said some of the 23 PJHs had even come forward to offer packages costing RM43,000 to RM45,000 per person.

“Alhamdulillah, with less than RM50,000 (per person), we hope more pilgrims can take up the offer, Insya-Allah,” he said after launching the PJH 1444H/2023 Carnival.

The campaign, themed “Choose comfort, choose a haj package”, was organised for the first time by TH and the Association of Bumiputera Tourism Operators of Malaysia (Bumitra) here today.

Also launched was the PJH directory, which can be used as a reference for prospective haj pilgrims.

Nai’m said that the 23 PJHs licensed by TH had strong capacity, expertise and experience and are competent in providing the best services.

They are responsible for looking after the welfare of pilgrims who perform the haj.

“In the past few years, we have heard of fraud involving haj and umrah packages. The government views this matter seriously and is determined to eradicate this menace involving haj pilgrims,” he said.

Na’im said for that purpose, TH is working closely with the police and agencies registered under the tourism, arts and culture ministry to address the problem.

At the same time, Na’im said TH has never appointed any individuals as agents in matters related to the haj package and offers.

Any individual or company that offers haj package services without TH’s approval may be subject to legal action under the Tabung Haji Act 1995.

He said 31,600 individuals had been offered to perform the haj this year. The government is still awaiting Saudi Arabia’s approval for an additional 350 pilgrims.

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