To note, the allotment of leave without record in conjunction with the Deepavali festival does not apply to the state of Sarawak
Malaysia has announced leave without record for 2023 in conjunction with the upcoming Deepavali festival specifically for public service officers who follow the Hindu religion.
The unrecorded leave benefit allotment by region is as follows
Perlis, Penang, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Pahang, Sabah, and the Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan)
November 12, 2023, Sunday: Deepavali Day
Public holiday that overlaps with the weekend
November 13, 2023, Monday: Public holiday
Per Article 3 of the General Freedoms Act 1951, if a public holiday falls on a weekend, the next day becomes a public holiday.
November 14, 2023, Tuesday: Deepavali holiday leave without record
Exemption through PSD Circular Letter.(S)800-1/1/7 Vol.4 (15) dated November 6, 2023.
12 November 2023, Sunday: Weekend
13 November 2023, Monday and 14 November 2023, Tuesday: The allotment of leave without record in conjunction with the Deepavali festival does not apply to the state of Sarawak because Deepavali day is not a public holiday.
Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu and Johor
November 12, 2023, Sunday: Deepavali Day: Public holiday
November 13, 2023, Monday: Deepavali holiday leave without record
Lead image / Prime Minister's Office