The third group of 253 intending pilgrims using the Darussalam Holdings Sendirian Berhad haj package left for Madinah Al-Munawarah at around 8:08 tonight. The delegation, joined by 5 officers of the Haj Medical Haj Management Office, boarded the Royal Brunei aircraft RB, BI4207 and is expected to arrive in Madinah at 12:48 mid night Madinah time.
Before leaving the country, the intending pilgrims performed the mass Maghrib prayer.Doa Selamat was read by Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Khatib Dato Paduka Awang Haji Emran bin Haji Kunchang.
Present to bid farewell were Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs; Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Md Yussof, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, as Chairman of Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei (TAIB) Board of Directors; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Zulkarnain bin Haji Hanafi, Minister of Health; Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Education; Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohamad Daud, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs as well as Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Minister of Religious Affairs. The final Haj flight is expected to depart tomorrow at 10 past 10 at night.
Source: Radio Television Brunei