PETALING JAYA – The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V bids bon voyage to over 470 Malaysian haj pilgrims in a simple event at the Tabung Haji Complex in Kelana Jaya here tonight.
Sultan Muhammad V arrived at the complex at about 9.30 pm, accompanied by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.
Also present were Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Malaysia Mahmoud Hussen Qattan, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dasuki and Tabung Haji chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim.
The pilgrims are scheduled to depart for the Holy Land on a Malaysia Airlines flight MH8014 at 1.35 am tomorrow.
A total of 30,200 Malaysian pilgrims will perform haj this year and 5,200 of them had already arrived in Madinah and Makkah since last Monday. – BERNAMA