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Malaysia government declares 9 May a public holiday

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– With input from Wani Azahar.

Update

Following the announcement yesterday by The Office of The Prime Minister Malaysia, the Sarawak state government has today (12 April) declared 9 May a public holiday.

In an official statement, the Sarawak Chief Minister’s Office said this is “to enable the rakyat to exercise their democratic right to vote.”


The Malaysian government has today (11 April) declared 9 May, polling day for the 14th general election (GE14), as a public holiday for the country.

According to a statement by The Office of The Prime Minister Malaysia, this is to enable Malaysians to carry out their responsibilities as voters.

“This public holiday declaration was made based on section 8 of the Public Holidays Act 1951 for Peninsular Malaysia and the Labuan Federal Territory,” the statement read.

However, for Sabah and Sarawak, the respective state governments would have to declare the date a public holiday according to respective state holidays ordinance.

ALSO READ: Malaysia’s general election on 9 May: What employers need to know

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