KUALA LUMPUR: The thirty umrah pilgrims stranded in Madinah, Saudi Arabia since Jan 2, have yet to be informed of their return flight to Malaysia.
Ikatan Rakyat Insan Muslim Malaysia president Amir Amsaa Alla Pitchay said they received a complaint from one of the pilgrim’s son, who bought packages from a local travel agency based in Setapak.
“They flew to Madinah on Dec 23 after paying RM3,500 for each umrah package and was scheduled to return home on Jan 2.
“They experienced flight delays three times before departing KL International Airport,” he told Bernama.
The victim’s son, Hasinar Zainuddin, 34, lodged a police report at the Petaling Jaya police station at 4pm today.
Amir Amsaa said the pilgrims were scared as there was no feedback from the travel agency operated by a woman known as Chan Bee.
The travel agency sold umrah packages at a low price of RM3,500, claiming the rest would be borne by an individual who declined to be identified. -FMT