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Advance hajj pilgrimage sign-ups begin

Online registration for hajj pilgrimages can now be done a year in advance, Religious Affairs Department director-general Krissariphong Siri said yesterday.

Registrants are required to pay a Bt13,000 deposit during the online-application process at www.hajthailand.net, and must pay another Bt37,000 to one of 96 licensed agents when they make the hajj trip.

A total of 10,400 Thai Muslims will be granted permission to make hajj pilgrimages this year, under the national quota of 8,320 pilgrims and another 2,080 slots allocated to agents. The names of the 10,400 people will be announced on the website by the end of this month.


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