Source: Bernama News Agency (Kota Baharu)
The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, has declared Sunday, October 21, 2012, as another one-off state public holiday in conjunction with next Saturday's Malaysian Cup final between Kelantan and Armed Forces.
Football and sports-related state public holidays are not uncommon in Malaysia (18-Jul-2012, 14-May-2012, 21-Nov-2011, 13-Jun-2011, 11-Jun-2011, 30-Dec-2010, 29-Dec-2010, 30-Oct-2010, 04-Nov-2009, ...). Note that the aforementioned October 21, 2012, one-off state public holiday is on the day after the FA Cup Final, "to ensure a safe journey for supporters returning to the state after the game".
The reason for the need to declare a Sunday, non-working, public holiday, is that in 3 of Malaysia's States (Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu), the weekly day of rest is Friday, and that, as such, Sundays are regular working days (21-Jun-2005).
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