Zulkifli: 263 Malaysians in Saudi Arabia eligible to perform haj this year

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama):A total of 263 Malaysians currently in Saudi Arabia are eligible to perform the haj this year, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri (pic).

He said Tabung Haji (TH) would provide online haj courses to all the pilgrims, adding that he would hold an interview with prospective Malaysian pilgrims on Thursday (July 15) night.

"I will hold an interview with prospective Malaysian pilgrims who are in the holy city of Makkah Al-Mukarramah," he said on RTM TV1’s Salam Baitullah programme on Wednesday (July 14).

Last year, only eight Malaysians in the country were able to perform the haj.

The Saudi Arabian government had earlier decided that the pilgrimage this season would only be for Saudi citizens and residents of other countries who were in the country following the alarming situation of the Covid-19 pandemic around the world. - Bernama

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