Stranded pilgrims grateful to be back

SEPANG: It was Seripah Tahar’s second time in performing the umrah but being stranded in the Holy Land for eight days was the last thing on her mind.

The housewife was teary-eyed recalling the day she was told she did not have a ticket to fly home after completing her umrah with her family.

”My husband is wheelchair-bound and has asthma. We were stranded and his medication ran out. I had to use some money to buy his medication there and it was not cheap,” said Seripah, 57.

Seripah and her husband, together with 119 Malaysians on the same flight home, were among 268 pilgrims who had left fo…
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