On June 4, another Malaysian Hajj pilgrim died in Makkah due to heart failure at 11.50 pm.
In a statement made at the Tabung Hajji Treatment Centre, Syed Saleh Syed Abdul Rahman, the head of the Malaysian Hajj Delegation, said the woman was from Raub, Pahang.
He said in a press conference at the TH Makkah headquarters, Abraj Janadriyah, that the funeral prayers were held after the Zohor prayer (midday) the next day at Masjid al-Haram (the Grand Mosque) and her remains were buried at Syariee Cemetery.
His counselors spoke with the deceased’s husband, who was also in Makkah performing the Hajj, and TH informed to handle her Badal Hajji by proxy.
According to Syed Saleh, 37 Malaysian pilgrims are currently receiving treatment at the TH Treatment Centre in Makkah, while 10 other Malaysian pilgrims are in Saudi Arabian hospitals receiving treatment for respiratory and heart problems, lung infection, emotional disorders, skin pain, and muscle and joint pains.
According to him, 22,800 pilgrims out of 31,600 have so far arrived in Makkah which is roughly 72 percent of the country.
Moreover, Malaysia is the first nation to provide ATMs in pilgrim accommodation buildings in the Holy Land.
At the inauguration of the Alinma Bank ATM, Saleh said Malaysian pilgrims in Abraj Janadriyyah would now have access to banking facilities.
To make it easier for pilgrims to withdraw money without having to walk far for ATM machines in other areas, TH negotiated with Alinma Bank and the Saudi Central Bank to provide the service.
According to him, TH will continue to try to provide services to Malaysian pilgrims in other accommodation buildings as well.
In addition, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB) has agreed to shoulder all fees for all Malaysian pilgrims for every transaction.