The first group of Brunei Darussalam's intending haj pilgrims has arrived safely in Madinah Al-Munawarah. Present at the Prince Muhammad bin Abdul Aziz International Airport to welcome the intending pilgrims were His Excellency Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Yusof bin Hj Ismail, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brunei Darussalam to Saudia Arabia and wife.

Flight BI 4201 carrying 251 of the country's intending haj pilgrims safely landed at about 7.26 in the evening local time. Joining the delegation were 3 officers from the Haj Medical Office. Also welcoming the intending pilgrims were Pengiran Hj Irman bin Pg Haji Othman, Acting Consul General of Brunei Darussalam in Jeddah; Awang Haji Abdullah bin Haji Muhammad, Head of the Haj Management Office; and Doctor Haji Mahmud Shauqi bin Haji Mahmud Saedon, Head of the Haj Medical Office. While in Madinah, the intending pilgrims will be staying at a number of hotels namely Dallah Taibah, Rawdah Royal Inn, Hilton Madinah, Shaza Al Madinah, Safara albhuda and Mukhtara International. The second flight of intending haj pilgrims departed at 10 last night.

Source: Radio Television Brunei