Malaysia bars pilgrims for Haj amid Covid-19

Malaysia will not be sending pilgrims for this years Haj season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a Minister said on Friday.

Religious Affairs Minister Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri said the decision was made after receiving the consent of Malaysia’s King Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, reports The Star newspaper.

“This was a difficult decision as we know performing the Haj is of great importance to Muslims,” he told a press conference here.

Malaysia is among the countries that have suspended the sending of their Haj pilgrims besides Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand and Brunei.

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