Undertaking to perform Hajj at least once in a life time is a duty for all Muslims who are physically and financially capable.
Performing Hajj is the spiritual apex of their lives and it is every Muslimin and Muslimat’s dream to do so.
Noting that the Muslim population in Malaysia is about 61.3% of the 30.9 million (July 2016 est.).
Further noting that performance of Hajj is the Fifth of the Five Pillars of Islam which is mandatory in the foundation of a Muslim’s life, Employers have a moral obligation to recognise this duty and oblige to grant the necessary leave.
As a token of appreciating this sanctity, it will be noble of the Employers to grant such leave with full pay. This will at least reduce any financial worry for the worker intending to fulfill this obligation.
BARISAN MANTAP MTUC led by the Halim-Solomon promises to urge the Government to amend the Employment Act 1955 to provide a minimum of 30 days paid pilgrimage leave for Muslims to perform haj.