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Haj quota brings cheer to pensioners, says association president

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Muslims pray at the Grand mosque ahead of the annual Haj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

PUTRAJAYA, April 5 — Pensioners welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who set a Haj quota for them beginning this year.

President of the Malaysian Government Pensioners Association (PPKM) Tan Sri Wan Mahmood Pawan Teh said the quota was good news to the senior citizen group which was now focused on their religious obligations.

“We are very happy to get this Haj quota because there used to be so many problems… pensioners are more concerned about religious obligations, so when they cannot go for the Haj, they become very disappointed,” he told reporters after the 16th Civil Service Premier Gathering here yesterday.

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The Malay Mail Online

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