Sunday, October 17, 2021

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Motac sets RM6,900 as floor price for umrah package of 12 days, 10 nights

KUALA LUMPUR: The government, through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac), has set the floor price for an umrah package of 12 days and 10 nights at RM6,900. The ministry, in a statement today, said the price was...

Umrah agencies need to be prepared for new rules, SOPs

KUALA LUMPUR: Umrah management agencies need to be prepared to understand the new rules and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the minor pilgrimage as set by the Saudi Arabian government. Tabung Haji (TH) Haj executive director Datuk Seri Syed Saleh...

Desert camel carvings dated to around 7,000 years ago

PARIS, France: Life-sized carvings of camels and horses hewn into rock faces in Saudi Arabia could be around 7,000 years old, according to new research that suggests they are significantly older than previously thought.  The 21 reliefs, which were only...

Govt studying visa-related procedures for umrah

BENTONG: The government is looking into several procedures, including those related to visas, before allowing Malaysians to perform the umrah, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri. “We are collecting as much...

One-year multiple visa with stay up to 90 days in Saudi for visitors from 49 countries

Saudi Arabia has opened its doors for tourists from 49 countries since Sunday (Aug 1), by simplifying procedures in obtaining multiple-entry electronic visa for a period of one year and allowing stay up to 90 days in the kingdom. According...

Saudi lends a helping hand to Malaysia in combatting Covid-19

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has directed King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) to urgently provide Malaysia with medical, preventive equipment, and supplies to address the...

Special haj pilgrimage briefing for Malaysians in Saudi Arabia

IPOH: The government estimated about 200 Malaysians in Saudi Arabia who are eligible to perform the haj pilgrimage this year, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri. He said a special session, to...

Saudi Arabia recognises Sinovac as vaccine passport

KUALA LUMPUR: The Saudi Arabian government has included Sinovac in its list of recognised vaccines to gain entry into the country. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri said the public could convey the...

Mosti to hold talks with Saudi Arabia on vaccine recognition

KOTA BHARU: The Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) will hold talks with the Saudi Arabia government on the Covid-19 vaccine recognition for haj pilgrims. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Ahmad Marzuk Shaary said all...

Saudi Arabia to impose institutional quarantine on arriving passengers

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will impose institutional quarantine on arriving passengers starting May 20, Xinhua news agency quoted the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Monday. The Ministry of Interior said the passengers are those coming from countries not included in the...
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Ministry to study proposal to increase floor price of scrap rubber

BALING: The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry will study a proposal to increase the floor price of scrap rubber...
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