Indonesia suggests Saudi government to have signs in bahasa Indonesia

Indonesia suggests Saudi government to have signs in bahasa Indonesia

(ANTARA/Widodo S. Jusuf)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Hajj Pilgrimage Organising Committee has urged the Indonesian consulate general in Jidda to send a letter to the Saudi government, requesting the installation of road signs in Bahasa Indonesia around Haram Mosque.

Due to the ongoing renovation, roads around Haram Mosque have become narrower and directions to the mosque are complicated, said Ahmad Kartono, the director of hajj and umroh (minor hajj) affairs at religious affairs ministry.

Because of the renovation, some routes have been diverted and it is quite confusing even for officers who are familiar with the area, he added.

Road signs would be helpful to Indonesian hajj pilgrims, who are mostly first-time visitors to Haram Mosque, he noted.

Indonesia hopes that the Saudi government would make announcements in Bahasa Indonesia because Indonesia sends the highest number of hajj pilgrims annually.

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