The Department of Islamic Religious Council yesterday morning held a Haj Package Payment Presentation Ceremony to Darussalam Holdings Sendirian Berhad and Presentation of financial assistance to selected new converts who fulfil the conditions to receive the haj fare bestowed by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.
The Haj package payment and financial assistance were presented by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs as the Yang Di Pertua of the Brunei Islamic Religious Council. 10 selected new converts received the haj fares bestowed by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. They were bestowed haj fares according to rates equal to fares given to government officers which is 4 thousand 500 dollars each. They were also given 7 thousand 700 dollars to supplement the payment of the Darussalam Holding Sendirian Berhad Haj Package which is the Zamrud Package worth 12 thousand 2 hundred dollars and financial assistance of 2 thousand dollars for their personal expenses, which come from the Mualaf or New Converts Asnaf Tithe Money Collection. Also present was Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs.