Twenty new converts have been awarded with His Majesty's Haj fares as a means of providing them with the opportunity to perform the Haj this year. The presentation of the Haj Package was held this afternoon at Dewan Multaqa, Ministry of Religious Affairs.
The Haj Package payment and financial assistance was handed over by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Othman, the Minister of Religious Affairs as the Chief of the Brunei Islamic Religious Council, MUIB. Each new convert has been awarded with His Majesty's Haj fare amounting to 4 thousand 500 dollars. Apart from the fare, 18 new converts also received financial assistance of 7 thousand 200 dollars from the Tithe Collection for New Converts for the Haj payment for Darussalam Holding Sendirian Berhad's "Zamrud" Haj Package. Meanwhile, one new convert is awarded financial assistance of 7 thousand 350 dollars to complete the Raudah Al-Amin Sendirian Berhad's "ALL IN" Haj Package. Financial assistance totalling 10 thousand 460 dollars is also awarded to another new convert to round off the payment for Strait Central Agencies Sendirian Berhad "ekonomi" Haj Package. The new converts also received 2 thousand dollars for their personal expenses. The financial assistance came from the Tithe Collection for New Converts. Also present was Awang Roslan bin Haji Tajaah, the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
Source: Radio Television Brunei