Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor has reminded all haj pilgrims not to spread news about and their feelings of unhappiness with Lembaga Tabung Haji on social media.
The ruler said this would only complicate matters and not resolve any problems they faced.
"You should be grateful that there is a body like Tabung Haji which is looking after the country’s haj pilgrims.
"And if there are weaknesses, talk to the Tabung Haji officers.
"Do not spread news and your unhappiness on the social media," he said at the closing ceremony of the Selangor level Haj Perdana Course 2019 at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque in Shah Alam today.
Also present was Tabung Haji group managing director and CEO Zukri Samat.
Sultan Sharafuddin also praised the fund for its earnest efforts in ensuring the country’s haj pilgrims are taken care of.
“Each year, the service and infrastructure provided are world-class and acknowledged as the best,” he said.
The ruler urged haj pilgrims to always be in contact with Tabung Haji staff and observe the regulations it set.
He advised the pilgrims to be patient in the face of the tribulations which they may face, especially at Arafah, Muzdalifah and Mina.
Pilgrims were also reminded to be disciplined and preserve the good name of Selangor and Malaysia.
"The haj is a journey which requires physical and emotional strength and a good knowledge of the haj rituals.
"I want to advise you (the pilgrims) to prepare yourself well, have good intentions and make the best of the time and energy so that you get haji mabrur (pilgrimage accepted by God)," he said.
Sultan Sharafuddin also reminded pilgrims to cooperate, and be helpful and respectful to each other.
He said they must avoid quarrelling and committing acts which could be disruptive, so that their pilgrimage goes smoothly.
Earlier, 5,500 haj pilgrims from Selangor attended the course at the state mosque.