75yo man from Pusa among six Malaysian Haj fatalities in Holy Land

Mohd Na’im (centre) speaking at a press conference at Tabung Haji Headquarters on June 19, 2024. Photo credit: TVS/Zen Hashim

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, June 20: A pilgrim from Sarawak was among the six Malaysian pilgrims reported to have passed away during this Haj season, bringing the total number of Malaysian pilgrims who have died in the Holy Land to 14 as of yesterday (June 19).

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Mohd Na’im Mokhtar said that majority of the deceased pilgrims suffered from bacterial lung infections, breathing problems, heart attacks, and ruptured blood vessels.


“These six latest deaths involve one pilgrim from Sarawak, one from Sabah, one from Johor, two from Perak and one from Kelantan,” he said in a news report by TVS today.

Mohd Na’im highlighted this during a press conference on the Haj season operation at Tabung Haji Headquarters yesterday.

The pilgrim from Sarawak was identified at Bawi Solek, 75, from Pusa.

Mohd Na’im added that the six most recent deaths were able to complete the Haj pilgrimage in Arafah before they were reported to have died during the Masyair operation.

The other pilgrims who passed away in the Holy Land include Raksan@Hassan Matasil, 74, from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah; Madon Mohamed, 71 from Masai, Johor; Roba’Ayah Yusoff, 71, from Beruas, Perak; Syed Abu Hassan Basri Syed Ahmad, 74, from Sauk, Perak; and Nik Noor Azlinna Noor Basir, 54, from Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

Mohd Na’im expressed his deepest condolences on behalf of Tabung Haji senior management to the families of the pilgrims. — DayakDaily