MATTA: Dont Change Umrah Procedure

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) disagrees that umrah should be placed under Lembaga Tabung Haji, as advocated by a consumers' association. MATTA umrah and haj vice-president Shahrulnezam Mohd Daud said for many years, those operating umrah tours only needed to obtain an "outbound" licence from the Tourism and Culture Ministry and that recently, only outbound tour operators with a special umrah licence were authorised to do so.