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Tabung Haji depositors need not return hibah

Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa

Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa

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PUTRAJAYA — Jan. 8, 2019: Depositors with Tabung Haji (TH) are not required to return the hibah (bonus) that has been given them because they had no knowledge of the alleged misappropriation of fund in the agency.

“It is not a problem of the recipients but that of the management. So what we’ll do is to rectify the matter and get the management to do the right way.

“Depositors need not have to worry about paying back the hibah,” said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof today after the handing over of RM25 million in allocation under the 2019 Budget for registered pondok schools by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Mujahid said this in response to public concern over the status of the hibah. This followed a report that Tabung Haji had been illegally paying the bonus to depositors since 2014, which contravened the Tabung Haji Act since TH had more debts than assets.

On the issue of non-Muslim restaurants displaying Quranic verses at their premises to attract Muslims, Mujahid said the Malaysian Islamic Development Department and the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry would act if there were reports.

The issue on a non-Muslim operating a mamak (Indian Muslim) restaurant cropped up following a video recording, which went viral, on an incident where an employee of a restaurant in Shah Alam slapped  a man for smoking at the premises.

The incident led to the discovery that the restaurant belonged to a non-Muslim, resulting in netizens questioning its halal status. — Bernama

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