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MAKKAH, June 29 (Bernama) -- Malaysian haj pilgrims have been reminded to maintain their personal hygiene and keep the environment clean.Malaysian Haj Delegation head Datuk Seri Syed Saleh Abdul Rahman said this is in line with the “Kebersihan Mencermi...

Malaysian haj pilgrims reminded to maintain cleanliness, country’s good image

MAKKAH, June 29 (Bernama) — Malaysian haj pilgrims have been reminded to maintain their personal hygiene and keep the environment clean.

Malaysian Haj Delegation head Datuk Seri Syed Saleh Abdul Rahman said this is in line with the “Kebersihan Mencerminkan Kemakburan Haji” campaign launched today.

He said the campaign which had been held since 2017, including in Arafah, Mudzlifah and Mina received praise from the Saudi Arabia Minister of Haj and Umrah after it was implemented at accommodation hostels.

Through this cleanliness campaign, every Wednesday, the pilgrims will roll up their sleeves to clean up their rooms, surau and the common space.

“We can see that all the pilgrims are giving good cooperation and excited to take part in the gotong royong session at their respective hostels.

“This programme will also foster good ties among the pilgrims,” Syed Saleh told reporters after launching the campaign involving pilgrims and staff at Abraj Al Janadriyah which houses the Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) headquarters and accommodation for Malaysian haj pilgrims.

Syed Saleh said Malaysian haj pilgrims should preserve the culture of cleanliness practised by those who were here before them to maintain the nation’s good image and for Malaysia to be an exemplary model to other countries.

This year’s haj season saw 14,306 Malaysian pilgrims performing the fifth pillar of Islam and they will be assisted by 320 TH staff.

Meanwhile, last night, a total of 300 TH staff attended a yassin recital and hajat prayers for the smooth running of the Masyair operations in Arafah, Muzdalifah and Mina.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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