KUALA LUMPUR — Feb. 28, 2019: Tabung Haji has decided to to maintain the subsidy for all first-time pilgrims this year as a result of its good financial performance following the turnaround plan that was completed last December 31.
Those who appealed to be allowed to undertake the pilgrimage this year will also benefit from the subsidy.
The restructuring plan paved the way for a better performance and is expected to continue this year to enable the agency to continue providing the subsidy.
“We are in a situation that enables us to continue providing the subsidy. We expect Tabung Haji’s performance this year to improve,” chief executive officer Datuk Seri Zukri Samat told Bernama in an interview today.
Zukri expressed the hope that his explanation will silence all the rumours and fake news.
Zukri, who became CEO last July 13, pledged that the agency’s leadership will always adopt a transparent attitude on its financial performance.
The cost to TH for this year’s pilgrimage season is about RM400 million, with each pilgrim being subsidised for RM12,920.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof also said today that TH will bear the subsidy for all first-time pilgrims as well as those who have appealed to undertake the pilgrimage this year.