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PILGRIMS REMINDED NOT TO BRING TOO MUCH MONEY FROM MALAYSIA

MADINAH, July 17 (NNN-Bernama) — Malaysian haj pilgrims are reminded not to bring too much money when departing for the Holy Land from Kuala Lumpur.

Tabung Haji (TH) operations director (Finance) Nor Aida Ahmad said around 500 riyals (RM540) would be sufficient for several days after arrival, depending on their needs.

She said after that, the pilgrims could easily withdraw money from their TH accounts at the financial counters provided in every accommodation zone.

They can come to make money withdrawals from the counters after getting some rest and performing the ‘ziarah’, she told the press at TH’s Madinah Operations Office here yesterday.

She said the pilgrims only need to bring their TH identification tags to the counters for cash withdrawal while the daily limit for withdrawal is 5,000 riyals.

Nor Aida also explained that all transactions at the counter will be in riyal and there will be no money exchange service from ringgit to riyal.

She said in total, there are nine cash withdrawal counters in Madinah whereby four are located in Zone 1 at the Al Haram Hotel, three counters for Zone 2 at the MAlvenpick Hotel and another two counters for Zone 3 at the Rowadha al Aqiq Hotel.

She assured that the counters will give quick services, at about one minute per transaction.

The financial unit has a total of 47 staff, of whom 40 are tellers, nine (tellers) are stationed in Madinah and 31 in Makkah while the rest are involved in management duties, she said.

According to her, the financial counters also provide services for ‘dam’ (compensation for mistakes) and for ‘korban’ (sacrifice).

She explained that the ‘dam’ payment for this year is 430 riyals while korban for kibas (sheep) is 475 riyals and korban for cow 4,150 riyals.

Source: NAM News Network

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