KUALA LUMPUR: The regulation of Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) under Bank Negara is an interim solution and will not change the original nature of TH as a superior agency especially in the management of pilgrims, according to the Finance Ministry.
“Haj affairs remain under the responsibility of the Minister in the Prime Minister Department. From TH’s point of view, the board of directors and its management still have major problems in determining the direction of TH as well as the management and operation of the pilgrimage,” the ministry said in a statement yesterday.
It said TH’s regulatory efforts in terms of deposit-taking as well as risk and liquidity management by Bank Negara is an interim solution that would be implemented until the findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry is tabled for further government consideration. — Bernama