DPR Suggests Hajj Board
Wednesday, 16 November, 2011 | 12:39 WIB
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The House of Representatives (DPR) has suggested the establishment of a hajj board that could be supervised by the president. ďThey will be responsible directly to the president therefore there wonít be any corruption,Ē DPR commission VIII member, Adang Ruchiatna said yesterday.
This was recommended through the Hajj Law revision. The board is expected to make hajj services more efficient for the public.
Adang said another suggestion included new measures in hajj services, for instance the chance for private airlines to serve hajj flights as well as refunds for the pilgrims.
Previously, Adang said, the evaluation indicated that hajj services this year have caused financial losses.
According to Adang, the cost for hajj pilgrimage in Indonesia is higher than other Southeast Asian countries. In Malaysia and the Philippines for instance, it costs US$ 2,500 and $1,500. In Indonesia, it costs US$ 3,500.
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