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Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face, PM tells Tabung Haji depositors

Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face, PM tells Tabung Haji depositors

February 12, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 — Those who withdraw their money from Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) because of unverified rumours about its financial health may see their dream of performing the hajj dashed, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today as politicians here continue to question the pilgrimage fund’s reserve levels. The prime minister reminded LTH’s over eight million depositors that the fund was set up in 1963 with the main objective of giving Muslim pilgrims here the opportunity to perform... Read more

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Divers perform an underwater lion dance at Aquaria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur February 12, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Divers perform an underwater lion dance at Aquaria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur February 12, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa