KUALA LUMPUR: Implementation of the Integrated Manasik Monitoring System (Imams) has been cancelled a day after it was announced.
Tourism and Culture Ministry secretary general Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah said the cancellation took into consideration complaints from the public and the relevant stakeholders in the industry.
The cancellation announcement by Rashidi was flashed by Astro Awani.
Tourism and Culture Deputy Minister Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsud announced the introduction of the system yesterday in a bid to better manage the umrah pilgrims, beef up its regulatory management system as well as snuff out the errant operators.
In the announcement the Umrah Regulatory Management Council has made it mandatory for all the 65 travel agencies accorded with the Muasassah (umrah special license) to adopt and comply with Imams effective December 15.