Muslim Affairs Minister visits Saudi Arabia to discuss haj arrangements for Singaporeans

Dr Yaacob Ibrahim (left), Singapore's Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, chatting with Egypt's Grand Mufti Sheikh Shawki Allam (centre) through a translator (right), prior Mr Allam's lecture in Singapore on Jan 26, 2015. Dr Yaacob will lead Singap
Dr Yaacob Ibrahim (left), Singapore's Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, chatting with Egypt's Grand Mufti Sheikh Shawki Allam (centre) through a translator (right), prior Mr Allam's lecture in Singapore on Jan 26, 2015. Dr Yaacob will lead Singapore's delegation to Saudi Arabia for an annual ministerial meeting from Wednesday to Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim will lead Singapore's delegation to Saudi Arabia for an annual ministerial meeting from Wednesday to Friday, the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) said in a press release on Tuesday.

Dr Yaacob will meet the Kingdom's Minister for Haj, Dr Bandar Bin Mohammed Hajjar, to discuss arrangements for Singaporean pilgrims performing the Haj starting in late September 2015 as well as other operational issues.

Dr Yaacob will be accompanied by Muis chief executive Abdul Razak Hassan Maricar and other Muis officials.