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Agong’s birthday postponed to 9 Sep, marks a public holiday

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The Malaysian government has agreed to move the official birthday celebration of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V from 29 July to 9 September this year. This also marks 9 September as a public holiday in Malaysia.

PMO Agong birthday

According to Part XII, 60D. Holidays on the Malaysian Employment Act, “every employee shall be entitled to a paid holiday at his ordinary rate of pay on ten gazetted public holidays in any one calendar year” in Malaysia, including: 

  • the National Day
  • the birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Agong,
  • the birthday of the ruler or the Yang di-Pertua Negeri, as the case may be, of the state in which the employee wholly or mainly works under his contract of service, or the Federal Territory Day, if the employee wholly or mainly works in the Federal Territory; and
  • Workers’ Day

ILO also stated that “if any of the said ten gazetted public holidays falls on a rest day, the working day following immediately thereafter shall be a paid holiday in substitution therefor”.

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