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New KLIA Haj Complex To Start Operations In 2018

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SEPANG – All haj related matters currently being handled at the Tabung Haji Kelana Jaya Complex will be shifted to the new complex at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) beginning next year. Tabung Haji board (TH) chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said the new complex, currently in the final phase of construction,…

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M’sian Female Pilgrims Counselled On Thorny Issue Faced During Haj

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MECCA – Performing the haj can become complicated for female pilgrims when they are menstruating, but this doesn’t have to be the case, said Dr Anisah Abdul Ghani, one of Tabung Haji’s (TH) religious experts for this year’s haj season. The former Fiqh lecturer at Universiti Malaya said Malaysian female pilgrims often become too anxious…

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Tabung Haji To Go High-Tech During Haj Season

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MAKKAH – Tabung Haji (TH) will use technology to its fullest extent to ensure the Haj experience for pilgrims this year runs smoothly, in line with the agency’s Operational Information Centre motto, ‘Fast and Accurate’. Makkah 1438 Hijrah operations director Datuk Ahmad Sohaimi Abd Rahim said some of the technology to be used during the Haj season this year…

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TH Makes It Easy For Pilgrims To Buy Sim Card

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MADINAH – Tabung Haji (TH) has collaborated with Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC) to make it easy for Malaysian haj pilgrims to buy prepaid SIM card  for mobile phone to facilitate communication with family members back home. Its deputy head of delegation (welfare)  for this haj season, Nurrin Anuwar Shamsuddin said the purchase and registration of prepaid SIM card was different…

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Tour, Haj Guidance By Tabung Haji For Pilgrims

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MADINAH – Tabung Haji (TH) is holding tour and Haj guidance programmes to increase Malaysian pilgrims’ understanding of Haj and to assist them in performing this Fifth Tenet of Islam as best as possible. Manager of its 1438 Hijrah Haj in Madinah, Mohd Razali Zakaria said briefings on both programmes were being given to the pilgrims upon their arrival in this holy city as Madinah has many special features and important Islamic historical…

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TH Opens Eight Cash Counters In Madinah

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MADINAH – Tabung Haji (TH) has opened eight counters here for Malaysian haj pilgrims to make withdrawals from their accounts and pay the ‘dam’ (penalty) and ‘korban’ (sacrifice) fees during the upcoming Haj season. Tabung Haji 1438H financial operations director Anisuati Yahya said four of the counters are in the Anwar Al-Madinah Movenpick Hotel and four more at the Al-Haram Hotel here, and they have been open since last…

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Pilgrims Need Not Worry, Tabung Haji Monitoring Security

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PUTRAJAYA – Malaysian haj pilgrims need not panic over the suicide bomb attack near the Al-Haram Mosque yesterday as Tabung Haji security personnel monitor the movements of pilgrims when they perform their pilgrimage in Makkah.  Tabung Haji chairman Datuk Seri Azeez Abdul Rahim said pilgrims need only adhere to the advice and instructions given by Tabung Haji personnel to ensure all proceeded smoothly. “I believe pilgrims will follow…

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Govt Bears Increase In Haj Subsidy Of Almost RM60 Mln

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MELAKA – The government is expected to bear the cost of increased haj subsidy amounting to almost RM60 million, in line with the increase in the cost of pilgrimages this year. Tabung Haji (TH) chairman, Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said the amount of subsidy borne by the government last year was about RM180…

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Tabung Haji Donates To 172 Asnaf In N.Sembilan

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SEREMBAN – The Pilgrims Fund Board (TH) today gave out contributions to 172 asnaf (poor and needy) in its Negeri Sembilan state-level goodwill programme held at the grounds of Masjid Sikamat near here. Its board member, Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Abdul Shukor Husin said the recipients comprised people from the Ampangan and Sikamat congregation…

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Najib Wants TH To Focus On Welfare Of Pilgrims, Depositors

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today called on Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) to focus on caring for the welfare of pilgrims and its depositors, besides boosting its involvement in the corporate sector. This was among Najib’s message when opening TH’s direction retreat, here, today which was attended by captains of industry,…

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Ex-Pilgrims Fund Board Clerk Loses Appeal, Jailed Four Years For Bribery

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PUTRAJAYA – A former clerk with the Pilgrims Fund Board (Tabung Haji) was sent to jail for four years after losing his final appeal to set aside his conviction for accepting bribe to help 27 people who were not eligible to perform the Haj in 2010 to jump queue. A three-man panel of the Court…

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Tabung Haji To Allocate RM2 Bln For Real Estate Investments

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PUTRAJAYA – Lembaga Tabung Haji (Tabung Haji) will allocate RM2 billion for real estate investments in UK and Australia for the next three years. Its Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Seri Johan Abdullah, said this investment strategy would ensure Tabung Haji of recurring income in the future. “We haven’t made any final decisions yet.…

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Tabung Haji To Increase Subsidy Allocation For Haj

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Pilgrims’ Fund Board (Tabung Haji) is increasing its subsidy allocation for next year’s haj season to reduce the haj cost, which is expected to increase. Its Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Johan Abdullah said variable factors such as increase in flight fare, haj accommodation and currency rate should…

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Tabung Haji Refutes Allegations Of Inability To Repay Depositors

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KUALA LUMPUR – Lembaga Tabung Haji today refuted certain quarters’ allegations of its inability to repay depositors should they withdraw their funds all at once. Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Datuk Johan Abdullah said the allegation that the pilgrimage fund would incur a deficit of RM3.09 billion if all depositors withdrew their funds was, in…

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Tabung Haji Sets KPI To Improve Pilgrims Management

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ALOR SETAR – Tabung Haji (TH) will set key performance indicators (KPI) for its staff beginning next year in an effort to improve the management system of the pilgrims. Its chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said the KPI was aimed at giving the best service to the pilgrims to perform the fifth pillar…

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TH Has Successfully Achieved All Objectives Of Its Establishment

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PETALING JAYA – Almost five decades after its establishment, Tabung Haji (TH) has successfully achieved all its objectives, especially in helping the Malay Muslims in welfare and socioeconomic aspects. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the success had also made TH the pride of the country and an institution tried to be emulated…

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Tabung Haji Will Not Sell TRX Land – CEO

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PETALING JAYA – Tabung Haji will not sell its Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) land despite receiving a very high offer for it, says Chief Executive Officer Datuk Johan Abdullah. Speaking to reporters here today, he said the decision was based on Tabung Haji’s expectations of its high value-added potential over the long term. “From the…

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Talks Betwee Brahim’s And Tabung Haji Ongoing

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KUALA LUMPUR – The ongoing discussions between Brahim’s Holdings Bhd and Tabung Haji (TH) are not likely to be concluded by this year, said Brahim’s Executive Chairman Datuk Seri Ibrahim Ahmad Badawi. The discussions cover areas to further enhance Brahim’s food supply to pilgrims doing the hajj while they are in Makkah, he said at…

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TH Rents 12 Buildings To Accommodate 22,320 Haj Pilgrims

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MADINAH – Tabung Haji (TH) has rented 12 buildings for accommodation to ensure comfort for the 22,320 Malaysian haj pilgrims. TH acting chief executive officer, Datuk Johan Abdullah said the rental agreement for the 12 buildings involved nine buildings in Makkah and three in Madinah. He said that the distance from the hotel to Masjidil…

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TH Prepares 600 Staff To Manage 22,320 Haj Pilgrims This Year

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MADINAH – Tabung Haji (TH) is preparing 600 of its staff to manage 22,320 Malaysian pilgrims during the haj season this year. Head of the Malaysian Haj Delegation Datuk Syed Salleh Syed Abdul Rahman said on average eight TH staff would manage 3,200 pilgrims during the 45 days of haj between August and September. He…

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Audit Pass Shows Firm Managed Well And Efficiently

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KANGAR – The issuance of an audit pass certificate to Tabung Haji (TH) by the Auditor General for the year 2015 shows the company’s governance, transparency and efficiency had attained good levels, says its Chief Operating Officer Datuk Adi Azuan Abdul Ghani. The audit was conducted throughout the year and the result was announced recently,…

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Tabung Haji Makes Police Report Against Rafizi

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KUALA LUMPUR – Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) today lodged a police report against Pandan Member of Parliament Rafizi Ramli over his allegation that the agency (TH) had given corporate guarantee to its associate company, TH Heavy Engineering Berhad (THHE). In a statement here Sunday, TH said Rafizi, who is also Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president,…

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Najib Regrets Slander Against Tabung Haji

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today expressed his regret over the spread of inaccurate statements, causing unrest in the country and bringing harm to the people, as happened in the issue relating to Tabung Haji (TH) recently. He said the untrue statements against TH had created an atmosphere of…

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Tabung Haji Announces Annual Bonus Of 5 + 3 Per Cent

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) has announced depositor bonuses for financial year 2015, comprising an annual bonus of 5.0 per cent and an additional bonus of 3.0 per cent for depositors who have not performed the haj. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said the two bonuses…

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PAS Has Confidence In Tabung Haji Management

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KOTA BHARU – PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said the party has confidence in the Tabung Haji (TH) management which is not only syariah compliant, but also generate good income for the depositors. “Tabung Haji is not a bank which operates as a financial institution that is oriented towards maximising profit as against returns for…

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Apandi Appointed To Tabung Haji Board Of Directors

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PETALING JAYA: Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali has been appointed a member of Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH)’s board of directors. This information was made available on LTH’s website, which lists Apandi in its corporate directory. LTH has been in the news over claims that the pilgrimage fund may not be able to pay its…

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Azeez Keeps Mum On Tabung Haji Claims

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PETALING JAYA: Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim has remained mum on claims that the pilgrimage fund may not be able to pay its depositors dividends this year. When contacted by The Star, Azeez said that he would first have to go to office to check on the authenticity of…

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No Age Limit On Haj Pilgrims – Tabung Haji

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GEORGE TOWN: Tabung Haji (TH) has no plans to set an age limit on haj pilgrims, said its chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim. He said TH would follow the existing system and any pilgrim regardless of age, who successfully passed the medical examination and fulfill the conditions set by the organisation, were qualified…

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TH To Bring Back RM1 Bln From Foreign Investments

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KUALA LUMPUR – As part of efforts to boost the nation’s economy, Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) expects to bring back to the country RM1 billion from its foreign property investments besides allocating about RM3.5 billion for local property investments. “As an Islamic institution and catalyst for the national economy, TH is responding to the Prime…

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TH Intensifies Efforts To Find Missing Pilgrims

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MAKKAH – Tabung Haji (TH) is intensifying efforts to locate six Malaysian haj pilgrims who were reported missing following the collapse of a crane on the Grand Mosque, which claimed over 100 lives, here yesterday. Head of Malaysian haj delegation Datuk Syed Saleh Syed Abdul Rahman said TH staff had been conducting room-to-room inspections in…

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