31,600 pilgrims to perform haj this year, priority given to those registered 2020-2022


PUTRAJAYA: Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) will issue offer letters to those who should perform their haj in 2020, 2021 and 2022 seasons but could not do it due to COVID-19 pandemic.

LTH Chief Executive Officer Datuk Seri Amrin Awaluddin said, they will be given priority following the haj registration system that is based on “whoever is first must go first.”
Amrin said that in a statement responding to the Saudi Arabia government’s decision to reinstate Malaysia’s full haj quota of 31,600 slots for 2023.

“Tabung Haji thanks the Saudi Arabia government for giving the full quota as a result of`the government’s effective security steps against COVID-19 during the pandemic in these few years.
“We have also been informed that the age limit of 65 for pilgrims imposed in last year’s haj season has been lifted,” he said.

Amrin added, LTH welcomed the decision of the Saudi Arabia government to reinstate the full haj quota and remove the age limit.
Meanwhile Amrin advised those would be pilgrims to attend the 13 weeks basic haj course organised by LTH that began on 25th Nov.2022 and ends on 17th Feb. 2023 for their pilgrimage preparation.

Earlier the Minister of Religious Affairs in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Dr. Mohd. Na’im Mokhtar said, he had met with the Minister of Haj and Umrah, Saudi Arabia Government, Dr.Tawfiq Fawzan Al-Rabia on 9th Jan.2023 in conjunction with the Haj Services and Umrah 2023 Conference.

Mohd Na’im said, the meeting had discussed on the preparation aspects on the 1444H/2023M Haj season and Dr. Rawfiq Fawzan had praised Malaysia specifically LTH for giving excellent haj services, systematic and gives good treatment to the haj pilgrims and exemplary for the others.

“I would like to announce that the Malaysian Haj Quota that has been received by the Saudi Arabia government is 31,000 for year 1444H/2023M,” he said in a statement. – Malaysia World News


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