KUOTA JEMAAH HAJI MALAYSIA TAHUN INI KEKAL PADA 22,320 ORANG
: Kuota jemaah haji Malaysia tahun ini kekal pada 22,320 orang.
Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH), Tan Sri Ismee Ismail memaklumkan ia telah diputuskan kerajaan Arab Saudi pada mesyuarat Menteri Haji dua bulan lalu.
Kuota terbabit bermula sejak 2013 susulan keputusan kerajaan Arab Saudi mengurangkan 20 peratus daripada jumlah 29,700 jemaah sebelum ini.
"Saya yakin mereka (Arab Saudi) membuat keputusan ini berdasarkan perkiraan mereka mengenai pembinaan di Masjidil Haram di Makkah yang masih berjalan selain mengambil kira keselamatan dan keselesaan jemaah haji," kata Ismee.
: Belgian police detained four people for questioning in connection with terrorism after 13 raids Sunday across Brussels and the towns of Duffel and Mechelen to the north, the federal prosecutor said.
"In connection with the terrorism dossier, 13 raids were carried out this morning... in all nine people were questioned, with five of them later released," the prosecutor said in a statement.
The statement made no direct mention of Tuesday's twin bomb attacks on Brussels airport and a metro train in which 28 people were killed and 340 were hurt.
It said there were four raids in Mechelen, about 30 kilometres (20 miles) due north of Brussels, and one in Duffel, 40 kilometres in the same direction.
The examining magistrate will decide later whether the four people held will be put in preventive detention, it said.
The prosecutor said the authorities would say nothing for the moment about the results of the searches.
The suicide bombings, Belgium's worst ever terror attacks, were claimed by the Islamic State group.
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Chief Mufti of Poland Tomasz Miśkiewicz has said that EU countries should reintroduce the death penalty for terrorists, in the wake of Tuesday's fatal attacks in Brussels.