Tag: public holiday
The additional public holiday will be for Peninsular Malaysia and Labuan, while Sabah and Sarawak will decide based on their state constitutions.
Sabahans used to enjoy two-and-a-half-days of Christmas holidays until it was reduced to just one day in the 70s.
This is to allow Malaysians to vote in GE14.
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng also urges the prime minister to declare a national public holiday on May 9 to enable more people to go home and vote.
MTUC says mid-week polling could lead to voters taking out their anger on authorities for the inconvenience caused.
Citizens have the right to ask the EC to change the date as traditionally polling day is on a weekend, says Gopal Sri Ram.
Political analysts predict polling date to fall anytime between April 29 and May 1 as it's usually held about 25 days after the dissolution of Parliament.
Pubs and bars in Ireland will be open between 10.30am and 12.30am local time.
State secretary Azmi Rohani says this is to show appreciation for the team's determination and the support given by the people of Johor.
MIC says university should give students at least three to four days off from classes for the festive occasion.
Employee unions welcome the off day yesterday, saying productivity levels have been on the rise.
Top Glove chairman Lim Wee Chai says businesses get disrupted by an unplanned holiday, with the salary cost estimated at RM1.5 billion.
The holiday is to mark the outstanding achievement by Malaysia during the SEA Game.
Chief Secretary to the Government Ali Hamsa says the special day will be observed as a public holiday in Peninsular Malaysia and the Federal Territory of Labuan.
Sunday public holiday for Selangor Sultan’s birthday is carried forward to Tuesday Dec 13.
After Federal Government declares an off-day on Friday, Khaled says state civil servants can take it on the Sunday if Raya falls on Tuesday.