Source: Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur)
Earlier today, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, announced in Parliament that the Malaysian Cabinet had finally come to the decision to celebrate Hari Malaysia as a national public holiday, starting on September 16, 2010.
The demand for Malaysia Day, currently a public holiday only in the State of Sabah, to be made a fully national public holiday had been a hot topic for years (01-Sep-2008).
September 16 is the date when the states of the island of Borneo (Sabah and Sarawak) joined the other peninsular states whose independence from Britain is celebrated as a public holiday on August 31.
Three acts will need to be amended to make September 16, a compulsory paid public holiday in the private sector; Section 60D of the Employment Act 1955, Section 103(1) of the Labour Ordinance (Sabah), and Section 104(1) of the Labour Ordinance (Sarawak).
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