In a historic development, Malaysia's coalition of opposition parties, led by 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad's Pakatan Harapan (PH - Alliance of Hope) party, has won the country's 14th general election. Accordingly, Chief Secretary to the Government (KSN), Tan Sri Ali Hamsa has declared additional public holidays in Malaysia.

Per the regulations, for states that observe Friday and Saturday as the weekend, then Sunday i.e. 13 May, will be the additional public holiday.

"The declaration of the public holiday is made based on Section 8 of the Public Holidays Act 1951 for Peninsular Malaysia and the Federal Territory of Labuan," according to a statement on Twitter.

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

The full statement is below:

Pengumuman cuti umum pada 10 & 11 Mei serta 13 Mei (bagi negeri-negeri yang menjadikan hari Jumaat dan Sabtu sebagai hari kelepasan mingguan).

— Ali Hamsa (@DrAliHamsa) May 9, 2018

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