Fake news debunked: No unusual withdrawals at Tabung Haji branches


  • Nation
  • Monday, 8 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Lembaga Tabung Haji (Pilgrims' Fund Board) has reported there were no unusual withdrawals by its depositors, with normal transactions at all its branches.

Its managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Zukri Samat said rumours of large-scale withdrawals by Tabung Haji depositors following the record low hibah (dividend) announced by the board, which had gone viral on social media, were not true and were baseless.

“Our branches report of normal transactions and are also receiving additional deposit from depositors,” he said in a statement here Monday (April 8).

Zukri said Tabung Haji would lodge a police report against anyone spreading rumours that could create anxiety among its depositors.

He also assured depositors that their savings are safe and that the board is committed to generating sustainable income to optimise returns, and is focused on helping Muslims save and prepare for the haj pilgrimage. – Bernama