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Malaysia Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Malaysia public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of July 2019, and covering calendar year 2021 Malaysia public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Malaysia public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jul
  • 27
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  • Malaysia Clarifies Scope Of July 30 Agong Coronation Public Holiday

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - The Human Resources Ministry of the Malaysian Federal Government, has announced that the one-off public holiday in Malaysia, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, on account of the coronation of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, "also applies as a paid holiday for employees in the private sector".
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  • Jul
  • 8
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  • Malaysian 2020 Public Holidays Announced

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Cabinet's and the Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office have jointly issued the annual official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2020 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2020 containing the list of official national non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2020 as well as the state-specific regional non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2020.
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  • Jul
  • 5
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  • Malaysia Sarawak Public Holiday July 30

    Bernama News Agency (Kuching) - The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, has announced that Sarawak would observe a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Sarawak, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in conjunction with the coronation of Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
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  • Jun
  • 28
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  • Malaysian July 30 Agong Coronation Public Holiday

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - The Chief Secretary to the Malaysian Federal Government, Datuk Seri Ismail Bakar, has announced that Tuesday, July 30, 2019, had been declared a one-off additional non-working public holiday in Malaysia, on account of the coronation of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, on that date.
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  • May
  • 31
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  • Malaysian PHG State Announces July 30 Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Kuantan) - Malaysia's Pahang State Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail, has announced that effective in 2019, July 30 would be a new annual non-working public holiday "in conjunction with the birthday of the Sultan of Pahang, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, who earlier this year ascended to become Agong of Malaysia".
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  • May
  • 22
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  • Malaysian PHG State Public Holiday May 23

    Bernama News Agency (Kuantan) - The State Secretary of the government of Malaysia's State of Pahang, Datuk Seri Dr Sallehuddin Ishak, has announced that the Pahang executive council had declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Pahang on Thursday, May 23, 2019, "to allow the people to pay their last respects to the late Sultan, Paduka Ayahanda Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah ibni Al Marhum Sultan Abu Bakar Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mu'adzam Shah".
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  • Jan
  • 30
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  • Malaysian PHG State Public Holiday January 31

    Bernama News Agency (Kuantan) - The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Pahang, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail, has announced that the Pahang state executive council had declared a one-off occasional non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Pahang on Thursday, January 31, 2019, in conjunction with the swearing-in of the Sultan of Pahang, as King of Malaysia.
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  • Jan
  • 16
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  • Malaysian January 31 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia Government Call Centre (MyGCC) has announced that Thursday, January 31, 2019, the date of the upcoming swearing-in ceremony of the newly-elected Agong, would not be a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 5
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  • Malaysian KTN Public Holiday December 9

    Bernama News Agency (Pengkalan Kubor) - Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yaakob, has declared Sunday, December 9, 2018, as another one-off state public holiday in Malaysia's State of Kelantan to allow Kelantanese to participate in the Anti-ICERD rally, which will take place on that date in Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Oct
  • 28
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  • Malaysian October 29 Public Holiday In Perak

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Kangsar) - The Malaysian state government of Perak has declared Monday, October 29, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday, as it had promised to do, should the Perak football team wins the Malaysia Cup on October 27.
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  • Oct
  • 26
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  • Malaysian Perak Promises October 29 Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Kangsar) - The chairman of the Youth and Sports Development Committee of Malaysia's Perak state, Howard Lee Chuan How, has announced that, following a discussion with Menteri Besar Ahmad Faisal Azumu, and with the consent of the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, the state government of Perak had decided to declare Monday, October 29, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday if the Perak football team wins the Malaysia Cup on October 27.
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  • Oct
  • 24
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  • Malaysian Terengganu Public Holiday October 28

    Bernama News Agency (Kemaman) - The Chief Minister of the Government of Malaysia's state of Terengganu, Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar, has announced that Sunday, October 28, 2018, would be a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Terengganu State, regardless if Terengganu wins or loses the Malaysia Cup final, on October 27, against Perak.
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  • Oct
  • 4
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  • Malaysia Kedah Public Holiday October 22

    Bernama News Agency (Alor Setar) - The Government of the Malaysian state of Kedah has announced that October 22 had been declared as an occasional (one-off) state public holiday in conjunction with the Installation of the 29th Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah.
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  • Sep
  • 6
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  • Malaysian Public Holiday September 10

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Human Resources Ministry has announced that Monday, September 10, 2018, would be a replacement non-working public holiday in Malaysia to celebrate the Agong's birthday, which falls on Sunday in 2018.
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  • Sep
  • 1
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  • Malaysian 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Cabinet's and the Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office have jointly issued the annual official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2019 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2019 containing the list of official national non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2019 as well as the state-specific regional non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2019.
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  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Malaysian 2020 Islamic Public Holidays Announced

    Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) - Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its annual Islamic calendar of public holidays in Malaysia for the western year 2020 (corresponding to 1441-1442 AH).
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  • May
  • 10
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  • Malaysia Declares Public Holidays May 17-18

    Bernama News Agency (Kuching) - The Chief Minister's Office of the government of Malaysia's State of Sarawak has announced that Sarawak would observe post-election public holidays next Thursday and Friday, May 17 and 18, 2018, instead of May 10 and 11, 2018, as announced yesterday by the Malaysian Federal Government.
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  • May
  • 9
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  • Malaysia Declares May 10-11 Public Holidays

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - The Chief Secretary to the newly elected Malaysian Government, Tan Sri Ali Hamsa, has announced that Thursday and Friday, May 10-11, 2018, would be non-working public holidays in Malaysia (for states whose weekends fall on Friday and Saturday, the additional public holiday will fall on Sunday May 13).
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  • May
  • 8
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  • Malaysia Could Add May 14-15 Public Holidays

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - The caretaker prime minister of Malaysia, Najib Abdul Razak, has announced that Monday and Tuesday, May 14-15, 2018, would be declared as one-off non-working public holidays in Malaysia, should the BN (Barisan Nasional) party win tomorrow's general election.
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  • May
  • 7
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  • Malaysia Kedah Thaipusam Public Holiday Update

    Bernama News Agency (Alor Setar) - The caretaker Menteri Besar of the Malaysian State of Kedah, Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah, who is also the BN Chairman for Kedah, has announced that Thaipusam would be made an annual non-working public holiday in Kedah if the BN party retains the state with a two-thirds majority in the 14th general election on May 9.
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  • Apr
  • 12
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  • Malaysia Could Add May 10-11 Public Holidays

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Perak Pakatan Harapan coalition has announced that it would declare Thursday and Friday, May 10-11, 2018, as non-working public holidays in Malaysia, if they win the upcoming, May 9, general elections.
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  • Apr
  • 11
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  • Malaysian Public Holiday May 9

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - Bowing to public pressure, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, has announced that the government of Malaysia had decided to declare Wednesday, May 9, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia on account of the upcoming general elections.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Malaysia Amends 2018 Perlis Public Holidays

    Bernama News Agency (Kangar) - The Chief Minister’s Office of Malaysia's state of Perlis has announced that the state government of Perlis had decided to move the date of the annual public holiday in Malaysia's state of Perlis for the Birthday of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Perlis from May 17 to July 17, 2018.
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • Malaysian 2019 Islamic Public Holidays Announced

    Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) - Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its annual Islamic calendar of public holidays in Malaysia for the western year 2019 (corresponding to 1440-1441 AH).
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2017

  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Malaysia Amends 2018 Sarawak Public Holidays

    Bernama News Agency (Kuching) - A press statement released by the Chief Minister’s Office of Malaysia's state of Sarawak has announced that the state government of Sarawak had decided to move the date of the annual public holiday in Malaysia's state of Sarawak for the Birthday of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak.
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  • Nov
  • 15
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  • Malaysia Amends 2018 Kedah Public Holidays

    Bernama News Agency (Alor Setar) - The Government of the Malaysian state of Kedah has announced that the upcoming January 21, state public holiday for the Birthday of the Sultan of Kedah, had been canceled and that no replacement date had been decided upon yet.
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  • Nov
  • 4
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  • Malaysian Johor Football Public Holiday November 5

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Iskandar) - Following the Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football winning of the Malaysia Cup, earlier tonight, Johor's State Secretary, Datuk Azmi Rohani, announced that the government of Malaysia's State of Johor had declared tomorrow, Sunday, November 5, 2017, as a one-off special public holiday in Malaysia's State of Johor.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Malaysia Mulls Football State Public Holiday November 5

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Iskandar) - The State Secretary of of Malaysia's State of Johor, Datuk Azmi Rohani, has announced that the government of Malaysia's State of Johor had not ruled out the possibility of declaring this Sunday, November 5, 2017, as a one-off special public holiday in Malaysia's State of Johor, should the Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football team win the Malaysia Cup on Saturday, November 4, 2017.
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Malaysian Public Holiday September 4

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, has announced that the government of Malaysia had decided to declare Monday, September 4, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia "following Malaysia's outstanding performance at the 29th SEA Games".
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  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Malaysia Confirms 2017 Public Holidays Amendments

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) has issued a statement confirming last January's change to the 2017 date of the Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year) in both the JAKIM religious holiday and the 2017 Federal holidays calendar of non-working public holidays in Malaysia.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Malaysian 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Cabinet's and the Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office have jointly issued the annual official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2018 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2018 containing the list of official national non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2018 as well as the state-specific regional non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2018.
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  • Jul
  • 13
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  • Malaysian Agong Public Holiday Moved Again

    Bernama News Agency (Petaling Jaya) - A statement issued by the Malaysian Prime Minister's Department has announced that the Malaysian annual non-working public holiday for the official birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, would be moved, once again, this time to September 9, 2017.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Malaysian Agong Public Holiday Moved

    Bernama News Agency (Petaling Jaya) - Malaysian Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, had announced that, following the installation of Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, for the next 5 years, the annual non-working public holiday of Malaysia celebrating the birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, would be moved from its traditional date in June to a new date in July.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Malaysian NSN Public Holiday April 25

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - A press statement released by the Chief Minister’s Office of Malaysia's state of Negeri Sembilan has announced that the state government of Negeri Sembilan had decided to declare Tuesday, April 25, 2017, as a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday on account of the previously-announced national public holiday of Malaysia for the upcoming installation of Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, as it conflicts with the date of the 2017 Israk and Mikraj public holiday of Malaysia.
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  • Apr
  • 5
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  • Malaysian Sarawak Public Holiday April 24

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - A press statement released by the Chief Minister’s Office of Malaysia's state of Sarawak has announced that the state government of Sarawak had decided to also declare Monday, April 24, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming installation of Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
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  • Apr
  • 4
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  • Malaysian Sabah Public Holiday April 24

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - The State Secretary of Malaysia's state of Sabah, Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman, has announced that the state government of Sabah had decided to also declare Monday, April 24, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming installation of Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
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  • Apr
  • 3
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  • Malaysian National Public Holiday April 24

    Bernama News Agency (Petaling Jaya) - Malaysian Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, had announced that Monday, April 24, 2017, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia "to celebrate the installation of Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong".
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  • Feb
  • 15
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  • Malaysian KTN Public Holiday February 19

    Bernama News Agency (Pengkalan Kubor) - The Deputy Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Deputy Menteri Besar Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah, has declared Sunday, February 19, 2017, as another one-off state public holiday in Malaysia's State of Kelantan to allow Kelantanese to participate in the Act 355 rally, which will take place on February 18, 2017, in Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Jan
  • 18
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  • Malaysian 2017 Public Holidays Amended

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Cabinet's and the Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office has announced that, in response to a change to the upcoming Islamic New Year 1439, decided by the Islamic Development Department, it had decided to also change the date of the upcoming Islamic New Year 1439 official non-working public holiday in Malaysia ("the 2017 federal holiday calendar has been amended accordingly").
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  • Jan
  • 16
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  • Malaysian 2017 Islamic Calendar Amended

    Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) - Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has announced that it has revised its previously-announced Islamic calendar for the western year 2017 (corresponding to 1438-1439 AH).
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Malaysian Sarawak Public Holiday January 12

    Bernama News Agency (Kuching) - The Deputy Chief Minister of the state Government of Malaysia's state of Sarawak, Abang Johari Tun Openg, has announced that following today's passing away of Sarawak Chief Minister, Adenan Satem, a one-off non-working public holiday had been declared in Malaysia's state of Sarawak on Thursday, January 12, 2017.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 8
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  • Malaysian State Public Holiday December 13

    Bernama News Agency (Petaling Jaya) - The State Secretary of Malaysia's State of Selangor, Datuk Mohd Amin Ahmad Ahya, has declared that Tuesday, December 13, 2016, as a one-off additional non-working public holiday in the State of Selangor, to compensate the public holiday in Selangor for to the 71st birthday of Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah falling on a Sunday in 2016.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Malaysian State Public Holiday October 31

    Bernama News Agency (Johor Baru) - Late last night, the Secretary of Malaysia's State of Johor announced that the government of Malaysia's State of Johor had declared that Monday, October 31, 2016, would be a one-off additional non-working public holiday in the State of Johor, to celebrate their winning of the Malaysia Cup against Selangor.
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  • Oct
  • 7
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  • Malaysian 2018 Islamic Public Holidays Announced

    Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) - Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its annual Islamic calendar of public holidays in Malaysia for the western year 2018 (corresponding to 1439-1440 AH).
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  • Sep
  • 24
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  • Malaysian September 25 Johor State Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Bernama News Agency (Johor Baru) - The State Secretary of Malaysia's State of Johor, Datuk Ismail Karim, has announced that the government of Malaysia's State of Johor would not, this time, declare Sunday, September 25, 2016, as a one-off additional non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Johor, to celebrate today's earlier win by Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) of the Super League title for the third consecutive year.
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  • Aug
  • 26
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  • Malaysian PRK 2016 Public Holidays Amended

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Kangsar) - A spokesperson for the government of Malaysia's State of Perak, has announced that the Perak government had decided to effect the change of the Perak State public holiday ("Hari Keputeraan Sultan Perak"), from November 27, to early November, effective immediately in 2016, and not only beginning in 2017, as has previously been announced.
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  • Jul
  • 22
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  • Malaysian 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Cabinet's and the Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office have jointly issued the annual official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2017 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2017 containing the list of official national non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2017 as well as the state-specific regional non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2017.
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  • Jul
  • 5
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  • Malaysia Rules-Out Further Extension of July 10 State Public Holidays

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Baru) - The Government of the Malaysian state of Kelantan, in the person of Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob, has announced that the Malaysian state of Kelantan had decided not to grant Sunday, July 10, 2016, as a one-off day in lieu public sector holiday in the Malaysian state of Kelantan, though all other Malaysian States, where where Friday is a non-working day, have done so.
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  • Jul
  • 4
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  • Malaysia July 10 State Public Holidays Extended

    Bernama News Agency (Alor Setar) - The Government of the Malaysian state of Kedah, in the person of Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah, has, in turn, announced that the Malaysian state of Kedah had decided to grant Sunday, July 10, 2016, as a one-off day in lieu public sector holiday in the Malaysian states of Kedah where Friday is a non-working day.
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  • Jul
  • 3
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  • Malaysia Mulls July 8 Bank Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Johor Baru) - The General Secretary of the Malaysian National Union of Bank Employees (Nube), J. Solomon, has appealed to the Malaysian Government and Bank Negara Malaysia (Malaysia's Central Bank) to consider also declaring a one-off non-working bank holiday in Malaysia, on Friday, July 8, 2016, for workers in the banking and financial sectors, to link the 2-day annual Hari Raya Aidilfitri (End of Ramadan) Malaysian public holidays of July 6 and 7, with the following weekend.
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  • Jul
  • 2
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  • Malaysia State Public Holidays July 10

    Bernama News Agency (Johor Baru) - The Governments of the Malaysian states of Johor and Terengganu, in the respective persons of Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin and Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman, have, in turn, announced that the Malaysian states of Johor and Terengganu had separately decided to grant Sunday, July 10, 2016, as a one-off day in lieu public sector holiday in the Malaysian states of Johor and Terengganu where Friday is a non-working day.
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  • Jul
  • 1
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  • Malaysia Approves Extended End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - The Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, has announced that the Government of Malaysia, in the person of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, had finally agreed to grant Friday, July 8, 2016, as a one-off bridge non-working public sector holiday in the Malaysian states where Friday is a regular working day.
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  • Jun
  • 24
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  • Malaysia Mulls Extended End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - The Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, has announced that the Government of Malaysia would consider declaring Friday, July 8, 2016, as a one-off bridge non-working public holiday in Malaysian states where Friday is a regular working day.
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  • Jun
  • 15
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  • Malaysian State Public Holiday July 8

    Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang (Penang) - The Government of Malaysia's State of Penang has announced that Friday, July 8, 2016, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Penang, due to the coincidence of the annual Pengisytiharaan Tapak Warisan Dunia Pulau Pinang state public holiday and of the second day of the upcoming Malaysian public holidays for Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan), on July 7, 2016.
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  • May
  • 26
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  • Malaysian July 22 Sarawak Public Holiday Gazetted

    Bernama News Agency (Kuching) - A statement from the State Administrative Unit of the Chief Minister's Department of the state Government of Malaysia's state of Sarawak, contains the declaration of July 22 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Malaysia's state of Sarawak, to be known as the "Sarawak Independence Day".
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  • May
  • 14
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  • Malaysian State Public Holiday May 15

    Bernama News Agency (Johor Baru) - Earlier tonight, the State Secretary of Malaysia's State of Johor, Datuk Ismail Karim, has announced that the government of Malaysia's State of Johor had declared that Sunday, May 15, 2016, would be a one-off additional non-working public holiday in the State of Johor, to celebrate tonight's winning by Johor's team of this year's FA Cup.
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  • Apr
  • 25
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  • Malaysian May 6 PRK State Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Kangsar) - A spokesperson for the government of Malaysia's State of Perak, has denied rumours that the Perak government had declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Perak on Friday, May 6, 2016, pointing-out that Wednesday, May 6, 2015, had been declared a one-off non-working Malaysian state public holiday, but only as a one-off occurrence ("It was announced last year but only to commemorate the Perak Sultan's enthronement").
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  • Apr
  • 23
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  • Malaysia Announces Sarawak Public Holiday July 22

    Bernama News Agency (Kuching) - The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Sarawak, Tan Sri Adenan Satem, has finally announced that his government had declared July 22 as a new annual non-working state public holiday in Malaysia's State of Sarawak to commemorate Sarawak's independence from British colonization.
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  • Mar
  • 27
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  • Malaysian Johor Bank Holidays Extended

    The Association Of Banks In Malaysia (Johor Baru) - The Association Of Banks In Malaysia (Persatuan Bank Bank Dalam Malaysia) has announced that 17 of its member banks in the Malaysian State of Johor has decided to henceforth declare a day in lieu Monday bank holiday in Malaysia's State of Johor, whenever a non-working public holiday in Malaysia falls on a Sunday.
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  • Mar
  • 20
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  • Malaysian July 22 Sarawak Public Holiday Update

    Bernama News Agency (Kuching) - The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Sarawak, Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem, has announced that his government "is set to make July 22 a public holiday[in Sarawak]in recognition of those who helped fight for independence from British rule in 1963".
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  • Feb
  • 13
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  • Malaysian July 22 Public Holiday In Sarawak

    Bernama News Agency (Kuching) - The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Sarawak, Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem, has announced that Sarawak State had requested from the Malaysian federal government that July 22 be declared a state non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Sarawak.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Malaysian 2016 Thaipusam Public Holiday Extended

    Bernama News Agency (Alor Setar) - The chief Minister of the Malaysian State of Kedah, Menteri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, has announced that he would once again declare a non-working public holiday ("occasional state holiday") in the Malaysian State of Kedah, on Sunday, January 24, 2016, on account of the upcoming Thaipusam annual federal and public of Malaysia.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Malaysia Mulls December 13 Kedah Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Alor Setar) - Earlier this morning, as a lead-up to tonight's Malaysia Cup final between the Malaysian states of Selangor and Kedah, the Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Kedah, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, promised to declare tomorrow, Sunday, December 13, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Malaysian state of Kedah, if the Kedah team wins the championship.
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  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Malaysian State Public Holiday December 14

    Bernama News Agency (Petaling Jaya) - The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Selangor, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, has declared that Monday, December 14, 2015, would be a one-off additional non-working public holiday in the State of Selangor, to celebrate tonight's winning by Selangor's football team of this year's Malaysia Cup against the Malaysian State of Kedah.
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  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Malaysian State Public Holiday November 22

    Bernama News Agency (Johor Baru) - The Malaysian State of Johor has declared Sunday, November 22, 2015, as a one-off state non-working public holiday in the Malaysian State of Johor, to commemorate the birthday of the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Malaysian JHR Public Holiday November 1st

    Bernama News Agency (Johor Baru) - The State Secretary of the government of Malaysia's State of Johor, Datuk Ismail Karim, has declared tomorrow, Sunday, November 1st, 2015, as another one-off state public holiday in Malaysia's State of Johor to celebrate the Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) becoming the champions of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup, earlier today.
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  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Malaysian 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Cabinet's and the Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office have jointly issued the annual official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2016 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2016.
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  • Sep
  • 24
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  • Malaysian 2017 Islamic Public Holidays Announced

    Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) - Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its annual Islamic calendar for the western year 2017 (corresponding to 1438-1439 AH).
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  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Malaysian Sabah State Public Holiday June 8

    Sabah State Government (Kota Kinabalu) - Following yesterday's earthquake, the Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Sabah, Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Aman, has announced that he had decided to declare Monday, June 8, 2015, as a one-off non-working state public holiday in Malaysia's State of Sabah "as a sign of respect and concern for the victims and their families".
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  • May
  • 19
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  • Malaysian KTN Public Holiday May 24

    Bernama News Agency (Pengkalan Kubor) - The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob, has declared Sunday, May 24, 2015, as another one-off state public holiday in Malaysia's State of Kelantan in conjunction with the upcoming Kelantan meeting with Lions XII in the FA Cup final in Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Malaysian PRK State Public Holiday May 6

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Kangsar) - The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Perak, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, has announced that the Perak government had declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Perak on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, on account of the upcoming coronation of Sultan Nazrin Shah as the 35th Sultan of Perak.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Malaysian PHG State Public Holiday May 5

    Bernama News Agency (Kuantan) - The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Pahang, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob, has announced that the Pahang state executive council had once again declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Pahang on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, on account of the upcoming Rompin parliamentary by-election.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Malaysian State Public Holiday May 7

    Bernama News Agency (Penang) - The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Penang, Lim Guan Eng, has declared Thursday, May 7, 2015, as a one-off non-working state public holiday on account of the upcoming Permatang Pauh by-election.
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  • Mar
  • 19
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  • Malaysian November 22 State Public Holiday Canceled

    Bernama News Agency (Johor Baru) - The Malaysian State of Johor has announced that it was in the process of removing the November 22, annual state non-working public holiday, commemorating the birthday of the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim.
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  • Mar
  • 18
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  • Malaysian State Public Holiday March 22

    Bernama News Agency (Pengkalan Kubor) - The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob, has declared Sunday, March 22, 2015, as another one-off state public holiday in conjunction with the upcoming Chempaka by-election.
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  • Mar
  • 15
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  • Malaysia Confirms March 23 State Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Johor Baru) - The Head of the Malaysian State of Johor Royal Council, Datuk Abdul Rahim Ramli, has urged the Johor private sector to observe the previously-announced March 23 one-off non-working public holiday in the Malaysian State of Johor.
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  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Malaysia 2015 Thaipusam Public Holiday Extended

    Bernama News Agency (Alor Setar) - The chief Minister of the Malaysian State of Kedah, Menteri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, has announced that he would once again declare a non-working public holiday in the Malaysian State of Kedah, on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, on account of the upcoming Thaipusam annual public and federal holiday in Malaysia.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Malaysian State Public Holiday March 23

    Bernama News Agency (Johor Baru) - The State Secretary of Malaysia's State of Johor has declared that Monday, March 23, 2015, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Johor on account of the coronation of Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar as the state's fifth Sultan in the history of modern Johor.
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2014

  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Malaysian 2014 Public Holidays Amended Once More

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - The chief Minister of the Malaysian State of Perak, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir, has announced that, in a reversal of an earlier announcement, the Sultan of Perak had decided that there would not be a state public holiday this November 27 for the Sultan of Perak's birthday, as the birthday of the previous Sultan of Perak had already been observed as a non-working public holiday in Perak earlier this year.
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Malaysia Cup State Public Holiday November 3

    Bernama News Agency (Kuantan) - The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Pahang, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob, has once again declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Pahang on Monday, November 3, 2014, on account of the today's Malaysia Cup victory.
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  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Malaysian 2014 Public Holidays Amended Further

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - The chief Minister of the Malaysian State of Perak has announced that the newly-announced date for the non-working public holiday for the Sultan of Perak's Birthday would be observed beginning in 2014, and not in 2015 as had been expected, as the birthday of the previous Sulatn of Perak's had already been observed as a non-working public holiday in Perak earlier this year.
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  • Sep
  • 19
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  • Malaysian 2015 Public Holidays Clarified

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Department of the Prime Minister's Office has issued a statement confirming that, as per the recently-released list of annual non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2015, the annual Maulidur Rasul (Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holiday will indeed occur twice in 2015, once in January and once in December.
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  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Malaysian State Public Holiday September 25

    Bernama News Agency (Pengkalan Kubor) - The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yaakob, has declared Thursday, September 25, 2014, as a one-off state public holiday in conjunction with the upcoming Pengkalan Kubor polling day.
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  • Aug
  • 14
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  • Malaysia Mulls August 22 Public Holiday

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Government Cabinet has announced that it had declared Friday, August 22, 2014, as a national day of mourning, and possibly also a one-off non-working public holiday, to coincide with the date when the first bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 are set to arrive in Malaysia.
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  • Aug
  • 11
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  • Malaysian 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Cabinet's and the Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office have jointly issued the annual official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2015 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2015.
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  • Jul
  • 23
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  • Malaysian State Public Holiday July 27

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Terengganu) - The State Secretary of Malaysia's State of Terengganu, Datuk Mazlan Ngah, has declared that Sunday, July 27, 2014, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Terengganu to link the upcoming Hari Raya (End of Ramadan) Malaysian non-working public holiday with the preceding Friday-Saturday state weekend.
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  • Jun
  • 25
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  • Malaysian State Public Holiday June 26

    Bernama News Agency (Johor Baru) - The State Secretary of Malaysia's State of Johor, State Secretary Datuk Ismail Karim, after consultation with the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, has declared that Thursday, June 25, 2014, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Johor on account of the same day's JDT winning of the Super League football Championship.
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  • May
  • 28
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  • Malaysia Perak Public Holiday May 29

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Kangsar) - The chief Minister of the Malaysian State of Perak, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir, has announced that tomorrow, Thursday, May 29, 2014, had been declared a State non-working public holiday in the Malaysian State of Perak.
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Malaysian 2016 Islamic Public Holidays Announced

    Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) - Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its annual Islamic calendar for the western year 2016 (corresponding to 1437-1438 AH).
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  • Jan
  • 13
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  • Malaysia 2014 Thaipusam Public Holiday Extended

    Bernama News Agency (Alor Setar) - The chief Minister of the Malaysian State of Kedah, Menteri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, has finally announced that he would honor its election promise of declaring Friday, January 17, 2014, as a non-working public holiday in the Malaysian State of Kedah on account of the upcoming Thaipusam celebration.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Malaysian 2015 Islamic Public Holidays Announced

    Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) - Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its annual Islamic calendar for the western year 2015 (corresponding to 1436-1437 AH).
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  • Dec
  • 9
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  • Malaysia Rules-Out Further State Weekends Changes

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - The Sultan of Malaysia's State of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, has announced that the State of Selangor would not also change the his State's weekend to Fridays and Saturdays.
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  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Malaysian 2014 Deepavali Public Holiday Moved

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - The Prime Minister's Department of Malaysia's Federal Government has announced a further change to the previously announced list of official non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the upcoming calendar year 2014.
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  • Nov
  • 28
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  • Malaysian 2014 Public Holidays Amended

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - The Prime Minister's Department of Malaysia's Federal Government has announced that, beginning in 2014, the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, and Putrajaya, would observe Nuzul Al-Quran as an annual non-working public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 23
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  • Malaysia Changes State Weekends

    Bernama News Agency (Johor Lama) - The Sultan of Malaysia's State of Johor, Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, has announced that, beginning on January 1st, 2014, the Malaysian State of Johor would revert to a Friday/Saturday weekend.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Malaysia Cup State Public Holiday November 4

    Bernama News Agency (Kuantan) - The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Pahang, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob, has declared that Monday, November 4, 2013, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Pahang on account of the previous day's Malaysia Cup final.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Malaysian Calls For Deepavali Public Holiday Extension

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's MIC (Malaysian Indian Congress) has once again asked the Malaysian government to extend the duration of the Deepavali public holiday for 2 days.
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  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Malaysian State Public Holiday November 4

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Baharu) - The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad, has declared Monday, November 4, 2013, as another one-off state public holiday in conjunction with the upcoming Malaysia Cup football finals.
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  • Jul
  • 15
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  • Malaysia Could Extend Thaipusam Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Alor Setar) - The State Religion, Indian and Siamese Community Affairs, Human Resources and Tourism Committee chairman of Malaysia's State of Kedah, Mohd Rawi Abd Hamid, has announced that, as promised, the declaration of a new state non-working public holiday for Thaipusam is to be discussed at the weekly meeting of the state executive council on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
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  • Jul
  • 13
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  • Malaysian 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Cabinet's and the Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office have jointly issued the official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2014 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2014.
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  • Jun
  • 13
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  • Malaysian State Public Holiday June 30

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Baharu) - The Deputy Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah, has declared Sunday, June 30, 2013, as another one-off state public holiday in conjunction with the upcoming Malaysian FA Cup final.
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  • May
  • 21
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  • Malaysian Public Holidays Verdict June 13

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Kinabalu) - Following the recent hearing on a suit seeking a declaration that the de-gazetting and abolition of 3 Christian public holidays in Malaysia's State of Sabah, was unlawful, the Sabah High Court announced that its verdict on the public holidays suit would be delivered on June 13, 2013.
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  • May
  • 13
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  • Malaysian State Public Holidays June 3-4

    Bernama News Agency (Kuching) - The Chief Minister of the Government of Malaysia's state of Sarawak, Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, has announced that Monday and Tuesday, June 3 and 4, 2013, had once again been declared additional non-working public holidays throughout Malaysia's Sarawak State.
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  • May
  • 4
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  • Malaysia Penang Public Holiday May 6

    Bernama News Agency (Penang) - The caretaker Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Penang, Lim Guan Eng, has also declared Monday, May 6, 2013, the day after the upcoming general elections as a one-off non-working state public holiday.
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  • May
  • 3
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  • Malaysia Selangor Public Holiday May 6

    Bernama News Agency (Petaling Jaya) - The caretaker Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Selangor, Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, has declared that Monday, May 6, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday in the State of Selangor.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Malaysia Terengganu Public Holiday May 5

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Terengganu) - Following-up on earlier announcements by Kelantan and Kedah, the Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Terengganu, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said, has finally announced that May 5, 2013, had been declared as a one-off state public holiday, in the State of Terengganu, as had recently been suggested, for the upcoming general elections.
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Malaysia Kedah Public Holiday May 5

    Bernama News Agency (Alor Setar) - Following-up on earlier announcements by Kelantan and Terengganu, the Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Kedah, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak, has declared a one-off public holiday, on May 5, 2013, on the date of the upcoming national general elections.
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  • Apr
  • 18
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  • Malaysia Kelantan Public Holiday May 5

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Baru) - The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat, has also declared a one-off public holiday, on May 5, 2013, as had recently been suggested, for the upcoming national general elections.
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  • Apr
  • 17
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  • Malaysian May 5 TRG Public Holiday Expected

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Terengganu) - The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Terengganu, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said, has announced that a one-off public holiday, on May 5, 2013, was expected to soon be declared for the State of Terengganu, as had recently been suggested, for the upcoming general elections.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Malaysia Christian Public Holidays Challenge

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Kinabalu) - The High Court of Malaysia's State of Sabah, has been called on to hear a suit challenging the constitutionality of the de-gazetting and abolition of the day following Good Friday, Easter Monday and Christmas Day as state non-working public holidays.
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  • Apr
  • 10
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  • Malaysia Mulls May 5 Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Penang) - The caretaker Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Penang, Lim Guan Eng, has called on the Malaysian states in which Sunday is not a weekly non-working day, to declare Sunday, May 5, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming general elections.
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2012

  • Nov
  • 17
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  • Malaysian Deepavali Public Holiday Extension Ruled-Out

    Bernama News Agency (Kuching) - The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Sarawak, Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, has announced that Sarawak State would not follow the Federal Territory of Labuan which recently added Deepavali as a non-working public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Malaysian 2013 Public Holidays Amended

    Bernama News Agency (Labuan) - Malaysia's Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, has announced that the previously-announced 2013 Malaysian public holidays would be amended so that, starting in 2013, the Deepavali public holiday would also be observed in the Federal Territory of Labuan.
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Malaysian State Public Holiday October 21

    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.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Malaysian 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Cabinet's and the Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office have jointly issued the official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2013 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2013.
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  • Jul
  • 18
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  • Malaysian Terengganu State Public Holiday July 22

    Bernama News Agency (Kemaman) - The Chief Minister of the Government of Malaysia's state of Terengganu, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said, has announced that Sunday, July 22, 2012, would be a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Terengganu State.
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  • May
  • 17
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  • Malaysian State Public Holiday June 4

    Bernama News Agency (Kuching) - The Chief Minister of the Government of Malaysia's state of Sarawak, Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, has announced that Monday, June 4, 2012, would be an additional non-working public holiday throughout Sarawak State.
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  • May
  • 14
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  • Malaysian State Public Holiday May 20

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Baharu) - The government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan has declared Sunday, May 20, 2012, as a one-off state public holiday in conjunction with next Saturday's FA Cup final between the Red Warriors and Sime Darby FC.
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  • May
  • 7
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  • Malaysia Adds Sikh Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, has announced that, beginning in 2013, all Malaysian government public servants from the Sikh community would be given a day off public holiday on Vaisakhi Day.
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  • May
  • 3
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  • Malaysian 2014 Islamic Public Holidays Announced

    Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) - Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its Islamic calendar for 2014 (corresponding to 1435-1436 AH).
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  • Mar
  • 16
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  • Malaysian Sarawak Public Holiday April 11

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - The Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia's state of Sarawak, Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, has announced that as per a statement from the Sarawak Chief Minister's Department, the state government of Sarawak had decided to also declare Wednesday, April 11, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming installation of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah (Malaysia's King).
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  • Mar
  • 7
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  • Malaysian Sabah Public Holiday April 11

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - The Chief Minister of Malaysia's state of Sabah, Datuk Seri Musa Aman, has announced that following its weekly cabinet meeting, the state government of Sabah had decided to also declare Wednesday, April 11, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming installation of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah (Malaysia's King).
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  • Mar
  • 4
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  • Malaysian Public Holidays Cut Ruled-Out

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, has announced that the government of Malaysia has no plans to reduce the number of non-working public holidays in Malaysia as part of its upcoming implementation of a minimum wage.
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  • Feb
  • 24
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  • Malaysian National Public Holiday April 11

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - The Malaysian Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, has announced that Wednesday, April 11, 2012, has been declared as a one-off non-working national public holiday throughout Malaysia.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 8
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  • Malaysian 2013 Islamic Public Holidays Announced

    Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) - Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its Islamic calendar for 2013 (corresponding to 1434-1435 AH).
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  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Malaysian SEA Public Holidays Ruled-Out

    New Straits Times (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has ruled-out the announcement of a one-off public holidays to celebrate the victory of the Malaysian football team at the SEA Games.
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  • Sep
  • 7
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  • Malaysia Postpones September 10 Public Holiday

    The New Straits Times Press (Kuching) - The government of Malaysia's State of Sarawak has announced that the official date of the 90th birthday celebration of Sarawak's ruler, Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng, and it associated state public holiday, would be moved from September 10, to September 24, 2011.
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  • Aug
  • 11
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  • Malaysia Declares September 1st State Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Baharu) - The State Secretary of the government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Zainuddin Ibrahim, has announced that the Kelantan state government had also declared an additional non-working state public holiday on September 1st, 2011, in conjunction with the double celebration of the upcoming annual public holidays for Hari Raya Aidilfitri and National Day.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Malaysian 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Cabinet, Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office has issued the official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2012 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2012.
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  • Jul
  • 24
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  • Malaysia To Declare Additional Hari Raya Aidilfitri Public Holiday

    The Borneo Post (Kuching) - The Director of Public Communication and Corporate Affairs of the government of Malaysia's State of Sarawak, Bakrie Zaini, has announced that the Sarawak State government had finally declared an additional public holiday for the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration.
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  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Malaysia Thaipusam Public Holiday Update

    Bernama News Agency (Melaka) - The chief of the Melaka MIC, Datuk R Perumal, has asked the state government of Malacca to declare Thaipusam as a state public holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 13
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  • Malaysia Declares June 19 Terengganu Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Terengganu) - The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Terengganu, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said, has announced that the State of Terengganu had declared Sunday, June 19, 2011, as a public holiday to celebrate the state victory in Saturday's FA Cup finals.
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  • Jun
  • 11
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  • Malaysia Declares State Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Baharu) - The State Secretary to Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Datuk Aiseri Alias, has announced that tomorrow, Sunday, June 12, 2011, would be a one-off State public holiday in conjunction with tonight's FA Cup final between Kelantan and Terengganu.
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Malaysia Declares Additional September Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - The Chief Secretary to the government of Malaysia, Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, has announced that the Malaysian government had decided to decide to declare an additional one-off public holiday in September 2011 to compensate the fact that the upcoming Aidilfitri (End of Ramadan) public holiday falls on the same date as the annual National Day public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • Malaysia Considering Deepavali Public Holiday Extension

    Bernama News Agency (Kuching) - The Human Resource Minister of Malaysia's State of Sarawak, S. Subramaniam, has announced that the Sarawak state government was considering the possibility of making Deepavali into a non-working public holiday in the State of Sarawak.
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  • Jan
  • 20
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  • Malaysia Could Extend Thaipusam Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Sungai Petani) - Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak, has announced that he would ensure that Thaipusam became a public holiday in Kedah State, if his Barisan Nasional (BN) party were to win the upcoming state elections.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Malaysia Declares January 2 KTN Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Baru) - Malaysia's State of Kelantan has declared an additional one-off state public holiday on Sunday, January 2, 2011, to commemorate Malaysia's victory in the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, last night.
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  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Malaysia Declares December 31 Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Jakarta) - Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has declared Friday, December 31, 2010, as a one-off national public holiday.
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  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Malaysia Changes March State Public Holidays

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Baru) - The Government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan has gazetted the recently-announced change to the annual 2-day Sultan's Birthday public holidays from their current date of March 30-31 to November 11-12.
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  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Malaysia To Change March State Public Holidays

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Baru) - The State Secretary for Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Datuk Mohd Aiseri, has announced that the Kelantan State Government had decided to change the annual 2-day Sultan's Birthday public holidays from their current date of March 30-31 to November 11-12.
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  • Nov
  • 7
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  • Malaysia Could Extend Deepavali Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Kuching) - The Social Development and Urbanisation Minister of Malaysia's State of Sarawak, Datuk Seri William Mawan Ikom, has announced that Deepavali may soon be gazetted as a public holiday in Sarawak.
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  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Malaysia Declares State Public Holiday Tomorrow

    The New Straits Times (Kota Baharu) - The government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan has declared a one-off public holiday was declared for Sunday, October 31, 2010, to mark today's Red Warriors' defeat of Negri Sembilan in the Malaysia Cup final.
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  • Oct
  • 24
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  • Malaysia Declares November 4 State Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Baru) - The State Secretary for Malaysia's State of Kelanta, Mohd Aiseri Alias, has announced that the state government had finally decided to declare Thursday, November 4, 2010, as a one-off state public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 20
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  • Malaysia Declares Regional Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Bernama News Agency (Malacca) - Earlier today, the Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Melaka, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, declared a special, one-off, regional public holiday on Thursday, October 21, 2010, to celebrate the state being accorded developed state status.
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  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Malaysia Could Declare November 4 State Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Baru) - The Chief Executive of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, has announced that Thursday, November 4, 2010, might be declared a one-off regional public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 20
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  • Malaysia 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Cabinet, Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office has issued the official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2011 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2011.
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  • Jul
  • 11
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  • Malaysia Could Extend Deepavali Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's MIC (Malaysian Indian Congress) has asked the Malaysian government to extend the duration of the Deepavali public holiday for 2 days.
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  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Malaysia Confirms July 7 Public Holiday

    Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang (Penang) - The Government of Malaysia's State of Penang has published the Gazette Notification No.809 which finally declares July 7th an annual state public holiday, starting in 2010, pursuant to section 9(1) of the Holidays Act 1951.
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  • May
  • 8
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  • Malaysia 2012 Islamic Public Holidays Announced

    Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) - Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its Islamic calendar for 2012 (corresponding to 1433-1434 AH).
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • Malaysia Asked For Vaisakhi Public Holiday

    Press Trust of India (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysian National Sikhs Movement President, Darshan Singh, and opposition DAP party Chairman, Karpal Singh, have petitioned the Malaysian Government to declare Vaisakhi on Wednesday, April 14, which coincides with the Tamil New Year, as an official public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 15
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  • Malaysia Updates Johor State Public Holidays

    Portal Rasmi Kerajaan Negeri Johor Darul Tazim (Kota Iskandar) - The State Secretary of Malaysia's State of Johor has announced modified dates, effective immediately, for the 2 Johor State public holidays commemorating the Johor Sultan's Birthday and the previous Sultan's Hari Hol Almarhum.
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  • Mar
  • 9
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  • Malaysian Sabah State Public Holiday Amended

    Sabah State Government (Kota Kinabalu) - The State Secretary of Malaysia's State of Sabah, Datuk Sukarti Wakiman, has announced that, effective this year, the official state public holiday for the celebration of the "Yang Dipertua Negeri" (head of state's birthday) would be moved to the first Saturday of October.
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  • Jan
  • 23
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  • Malaysia Public Holiday Today In Johor

    Bernama (Johor Baharu) - Following the death, last night, of the Sultan of Malaysia's State of Johor, Sultan Iskandar Sultan Ismail, the State's Chief Minister, Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, has declared today a one-off regional public holiday in Malaysia's State of Johor.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Malaysia Rules Out November 14 State Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Seremban) - The Chief Executive of Malaysiás State of Negeri Sembilan, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, has announced that the November 14 celebrations organized to commemorate the state's winning of the Malaysia Cup, would not be a public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 4
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  • Malaysia Declares November 8 Kelantan Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Baharu) - The Deputy Menteri Besar of the Malaysian State of Kelantan, Datuk Ahmad Yakob, has declared Sunday, November 8, 2009, as a non-working state public holiday to mark the Kelantan Football Team's historic Malaysia Cup appearance, the day before.
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  • Nov
  • 3
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  • Malaysia Could Declare November 8 Kelantan Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Baharu) - The President of Malaysia's Kelantan Football Association (KAFA), Tan Sri Annuar Musa, has officially asked Malaysia's Kelantan State government to declare a public holiday on Sunday, November 8, 2009, so that supporters do not have to rush home after Saturday's, Malaysia Cup, match.
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  • Oct
  • 28
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  • Malaysia Could Declare Additional Sabah Public Holiday

    New Straits Times (Kota Kinabalu) - Malaysia's Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) secretary-general, Datuk Radin Malleh, has announced that the state government would decide whether or not to shift the state public holiday for the Head of State's (TYT) official birthday from September 16, to another date.
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  • Oct
  • 20
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  • Malaysia Confirms October 26 Negeri Sembilan Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Seremban) - The government of Malaysia's State of Negeri Sembilan has confirmed that Monday, October 26, 2009, as a public holiday for the whole of the State of Negeri Sembilan.
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  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Malaysia To Finally Declare Malaysia Day Public Holiday

    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.
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  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Malaysia Stock Market Holidays September 21-22

    Bursa Malaysia Group (Kuala Lumpur) - The Bursa Malaysia Group has announced that the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) would be closed on Monday, September 21, and Tuesday, September 22, 2009, in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri public holidays.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Malaysia Kelantan Retail To Close On Ramadan Public Holiday

    The Star (Kota Baru) - Malaysia's Kelantan State Local Government, Tourism and Culture committee chairman, Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan, has announced that supermarkets would not be allowed to open for business on the first day of the upcoming Raya (End of Ramadan) public holiday.
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  • Sep
  • 11
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  • Malaysia 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    Cabinet Office (Kuala Lumpur) - The government of Malaysian has published its official list of national and state public holidays for the year 2010.
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  • Sep
  • 9
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  • Malaysia Considering Another By-Election Public Holiday

    The Star (Kuala Lumpur) - The Secretary-General of Malaysia's Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), Datuk Mustafa Ali, has announced that he would meet with the electoral commission and demand that the date of the upcoming Bagan Pinang by-election be declared a one-off state public holiday.
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  • Sep
  • 4
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  • Malaysia Postpones September 12 State Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Kuching) - The government of Malaysia's State of Sarawak has announced that the Yang Dipertua of Negeri Sarawak Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng's 88th birthday celebration, and its associated state public holiday, would be moved from September 12, to October 24, 2009.
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  • Aug
  • 24
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  • Malaysia Drops By-Election Public Holiday

    The Malaysia Star (Bukit Mertajam) - Tuesday, August 25, 2009, the date of the Permatang Pasir by-election, will not be a state public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 23
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  • Malaysia Considering August 25 Electoral Public Holiday

    The Malaysia Star (Bukit Mertajam) - The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng, has announced that he was considering declaring a one-off state public holiday on the date of the Permatang Pasir by-election, Tuesday, August 25, 2009.
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  • Jul
  • 13
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  • Malaysia July 14 Kelantan Electoral Public Holiday Declared

    Bernama (Kota Baharu) - The head of the government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, has declared tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14, 2009, as a one-off public holiday, on account of the Manik Urai state seat by-election.
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  • Jul
  • 8
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  • Malaysia's Malacca State Rejects July 7 Public Holiday

    The New Straits Times (Malacca) - The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Malacca, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, has issued a statement that July 7, the day Malacca was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, would not also be made a state public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 7
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  • Malaysia Confirms July 7 Penang State Public Holiday

    Bernama News Agency (Penang) - Earlier today, Penang State Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, confirmed that, beginning in 2010, July 7th would become a state public holiday to celebrate Penang's status as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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  • Jun
  • 8
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  • Malaysia Considering July 7 Penang Public Holiday

    Bernama (Penang) - The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Penang, Lim Guan Eng, has announced that the state government was considering a proposal to declare July 7, 2010, a public holiday to mark the recognition of Georgetown as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
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  • May
  • 5
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  • Malaysia 2011 Islamic Public Holidays Announced

    Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) - Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its Islamic calendar for 2011 (corresponding to 1432-1433 AH).
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  • Apr
  • 23
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  • Malaysia Announces Negeri Sembilan State Public Holiday Date

    The New Straits Times (Seremban) - The Chief Executive (Menteri Besar) of Malaysia's State of Negeri Sembilan, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, has finally announced the date of this year's transitional State public holiday as October 26, instead of the previous years' date of July 19.
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  • Apr
  • 8
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  • Malaysia Asked For Pahang State Public Holiday

    The New Straits Times (Kuantan) - The President of the Pahang Mubarak (association of former elected representatives), Datuk Abdul Jabbar Ibrahim, has asked the government of the Malaysian State of Pahang to declare a public holiday in recognition of Datuk Seri Najib Razak having been recently appointed as Malaysia's sixth prime minister.
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  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Malaysia Changes Date Of Negeri Sembilan State Public Holiday

    Bernama (Seremban) - The Chief Executive (Menteri Besar) of Malaysia's State of Negeri Sembilan has announced that, following the recent death of its ruler (Yang di-Pertuan Besar) the State public holiday of July 19, corresponding to the former ruler's birthday would be moved to January 14, the birthday of the new ruler, Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir.
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2008

  • Nov
  • 26
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  • Malaysia New November 25 Public Holiday Promised If PR Is Elected

    The Malaysian Insider - Speaking at a rally commemorating the anniversary of November 25, 2007, last night, Penang State Deputy Chief Minister, P. Ramasamy, promised that November 25 would become a Federal public holiday in Malaysia if the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) party captured the federal government in the next elections.
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  • Nov
  • 25
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  • Malaysia Confirms Date Of Upcoming Eid- Al-Adha Public Holiday

    NCS - The Government of Malaysia has confirmed the date of the upcoming Eid Al-Adha public holiday (locally called Hara Raya Qurban) for Monday, December 8, 2008.
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  • Oct
  • 3
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  • Malaysia's Sabah State Announces Date Of Postponed Malaysia Day Public Holiday

    Sabah Tourism - The government of Malaysia's State of Sabah has finally announced the date of Saturday, October 11, 2008, as replacement for the Malaysia Day and Sabah Head of State mid-September public holidays which were postponed this year due to their occurrence during the Muslim month of Ramadan.
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  • Sep
  • 4
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  • Malaysia's Sabah State Postpones Head of State's Birthday Celebration

    Daily Express (Kota Kinabalu) - Sabah State Secretary, Datuk Sukarti Wakiman, announced that the September 13 birthday celebrations for Sabah's head of state, Yang Dipertua Negeri, had been postponed to October 11, 2008, due to it coinciding with the month of Ramadan in 2008.
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  • Sep
  • 1
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  • Malaysia Ready To Declare September 16 Public Holiday In As Many As 5 States

    Bernama (Penang) - Malaysia's Penang State Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, said the Penang state government would definitely make September 16 a public holiday, but probably only beginning in 2009, as Penang just had a one-off public holiday on August 26, 2008.
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  • Aug
  • 24
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  • Malaysia Declares August 26 Penang State Public Holiday

    New Straits Times - After much back and forth, Malaysia's Penang State Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, has instructed the Penang State Government to declare Tuesday, August 26, 2008, as a one-off, public holiday throughout the State of Penang, on the occasion of the Permatang Pauh by-election.
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  • Aug
  • 23
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  • Malaysia Regional Polling Day Holiday Announced

    The New Straits Times - Education Director-General, Datuk Alimuddin Mohd Dom, announced that the anticipated Tuesday, August 26, 2008, special polling day holiday would be limited to all primary, secondary and government-aided schools in the Permatang Pauh parliamentary constituency.
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  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Malaysia: Possible Election Day Public Holiday In Penang State

    The New Straits Times - Speaking to reporters, earlier today, Penang State Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, said that he may yet declare a election day one-off state-wide public holiday, on Tuesday, August 26, 2008.
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  • Jul
  • 6
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  • Malasia July 15 Public Holiday In Kedah State

    Bernama News Agency - The Malaysian State of Kedah has declared a public holiday on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee of the reign of the Sultan of Kedah, Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah.
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  • Jun
  • 9
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  • Malaysia's Terengganu State Declares June 10 Public Holiday

    Bernama (Malaysian National News Agency) - Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said, of the state government of Malaysia's State of Terengganu, announced tonight that Tuesday, June 10, 2008 would be a one-off public holiday "due to the state's success in emerging the overall champions of the 12th Malaysia Games".
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  • Jan
  • 20
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  • Malaysia Adds Thaipusam To State Public Holidays Of Kuala Lumpur And Putrajaya

    Bernama - Malaysia's Government has declared Thaipusam, which will occur on Wednesday, January 23, this year, a public holiday in the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, from this year onward.
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  • Jan
  • 20
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  • Malaysia Considers Making Upcoming Thaipusam A Full National Public Holiday

    Malaysia Star - Yesterday, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, said that he would consider making Thaipusam, into a full national public holiday.
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2007

  • Oct
  • 26
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  • Malaysia Confirms November 8 Date For Deepavali Public Holiday

    Local Radio Announcement - The Government of Malaysia has officially confirmed the date of Thursday, November 8, as the date for the upcoming Deepavali public holiday.
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  • Sep
  • 28
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  • Malaysia Confirms 3-Day Eir al-Fitr Public Holiday For All States

    Bernama News Agency - The government confirmed that the upcoming Hari Raya Puasa, or Eid al-Fitr, public holiday would last for 3 days across Malaysia.
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  • Sep
  • 6
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  • Malaysia's Sabah State Declares September 17 Day In Lieu Public Holiday

    Daily Express - A day in lieu public holiday has been declared in Sabah State, on Monday, September 17, 2007, as the public holiday of September 16 for the birthday of the Head of State, falls on a Sunday this year.
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  • Jun
  • 26
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  • Malaysia's Sarawak and Sabah States Want September 16 National Public Holiday

    The Star - The States of Sarawak and Sabah are looking into having September 16 included in the list of national public holidays, to mark the day Malaysia was formed.
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  • Jun
  • 23
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  • Malaysia Aiming To Reduce Number Of Public Holidays

    The Star - The Malaysian government announced that it was aiming to reduce the number of public holidays in Malaysia, although it stopped short of setting out any type of deadline.
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  • May
  • 31
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  • For the First Time, Malaysia Will Celebrate Gawai Nationally

    The Daily Express - The Government had declared the festivity of Perayaan Hari Gawai Dayak (Friday June 1, 2007) as a public holiday for the whole country, for the first time ever.
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  • May
  • 22
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  • Malaysia's Sarawak State Declares Public Holiday on June 4

    Bernama - Monday, June 4, 2007, has been gazetted, in Sarawak State, as an additional public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 11
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  • Malaysia Bank Holiday On April 26

    Business Times - The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) announced today that banks in Malaysia would observe the April 26 public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • Malaysia's Wesak Day Public Holiday 30 Days Before Singapore's

    The New Straits Times - The secretary-general of the Malaysian Buddhist Association (MBA), Lim Then Pong, confirmed that the MBA had recommended to the Malaysian government to gazette May 1, 2007, as a public holiday for Wesak Day. However, since May 1st is already a public holiday, Wesak Day will be observed as a public holiday on May 2, 2007, in Malaysia.
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  • Apr
  • 8
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  • Malaysia Clarifies April 26 Public Holiday Status

    Malaysian National News Agency - The Malaysian Human Resource Minister announced that the April 26, 2007, public holiday would be a holiday only for employees in the public sector, but that the government "would encourage the private sector to also do the same".
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  • Jan
  • 30
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  • Malaysia Planning 50th National Day Public Holiday

    The Star - Malaysia Gemilang will be the 50th National Day slogan replacing Keranamu Malaysia which has been in use for the past six years.
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  • Jan
  • 28
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  • Malaysia Expects Huge Crowds For Thaipusam Festival

    Bernama - More than 1.5 million people, among them foreign tourists, are expected to converge on the Sri Subramaniam Temple grounds in Batu Caves, on February 1 for the Thaipusam festivalwhich coincides with Federal Territories Day.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 18
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  • Malaysia's Sarawak Clarifies 2007 Public Holidays Dates

    Bernama (Kuching) - The State of Sarawak has announced that January 2, 2007, will be a public holiday in Sarawak if Hari Raya Aidiladha falls on December 31, this year.
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  • Nov
  • 28
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  • Malaysia Announces 2007 Raya Haji and New Year Public Holidays Dates

    The Daily Express (Kuala Lumpur) - Chief Secretary to the Government (KSN), Tan Sri Mohamed Sidek Hassan, has announced that Tuesday, January 2, 2007, would be a public holiday for most states, if Hari Raya Haji falls on Sunday, December 31, 2006, as is expected.
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  • Oct
  • 18
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  • Malaysia's Kedah State Declares October 26 Public Holiday

    Bernama - The state of Kedah has declared Thursday, October 26, 2006, a public holiday. As such, civil servants in Kedah, whose weekend is on Friday, will work as usual on Monday, October 23, 2006.
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Malaysia's Private Sector Asked To Observe Additional Public Holiday

    Bernama (Marang) - Deputy Human Resource Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Bakar, has officially asked private sector employers to also give an additional public holiday on Monday, October 23 or Thursday, October 26, 2006, for their employees.
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  • Oct
  • 11
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  • Malaysia Bank Holiday On October 23

    Bernama - The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) has decided that Monday, October 23, 2006, would be observed as a holiday for banks.
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  • Oct
  • 5
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  • Malaysia Declares Public Holiday Due To Conjunction Of Deepavali and Hari Raya Aidilfitri

    The Daily Express (Kuala Lumpur) - The Malaysian government confirmed earlier rumours and has declared Monday, October 23, 2006, a holiday for the public sector in conjunction with the twin Deepavali and Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.
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2005

  • Oct
  • 18
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  • Malaysia November 2 Bridge Public Holiday Update

    The New Straits Times (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has announced that the Government had decided against declaring Wednesday, November 2, 2005, as a one-off bridge public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 14
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  • Malaysia Considering November 2 Bridge Public Holiday

    The New Straits Times (Kuala Lumpur) - A group of Malaysian members of Parliament have urged the government to declare Wednesday, November 2, 2005, as a one-off bridge public holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 21
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  • Malaysia To Keep Friday-Saturday Weekends In Kelantan

    Bernama News Agency (Kota Baharu) - The Chief Executive (Menteri Besar) of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, has announced that the state government would stick to Friday and Saturday as public holidays, rather than change to Saturday and Sunday weekends as had recently been suggested.
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2004

  • Mar
  • 9
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  • Malaysia's Kedah State Could Declare March 21 Public Holiday

    New Straits Times - Malaysia's Kedah State Secretary, Datuk Ku Nahar Ku Ibrahim, has announced that the Kedah Government is likely to declare polling day, March 21, a state public holiday, as Sunday is a regular working day in Kedah.
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  • Feb
  • 4
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  • Malaysia Could Soon Make Thaipoosam A Public Holiday

    New Straits Times - The Tamil Nesan newspaper ran a story yesterday in which it stated that the Government of Malaysia could soon declare Thaipusam a national public holiday.
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2003

  • Feb
  • 26
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  • Malaysia Declares State Public Holiday On March 10

    The Malay Mail (Kuala Lumpur) - The State Secretary of Malaysia's State of Selengor, Datuk Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, has declared Monday, March 10, 2003, as a one-off state public holiday on the occasion of the coronation of Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, as the ninth ruler of the Selangor Sultanate.
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2002

  • Dec
  • 5
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  • Malaysia Declares December 16 Public Holiday In Selangor

    New Straits Times (Shah Alam) - The Deputy State secretary of Malaysia's State of Selangor, Datuk Ahmad Latffi Hashim, has announced that the state public holiday for this year's birthday of the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, had been set for Monday, December 16, 2002.
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  • Apr
  • 25
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  • Malaysia State Public Holiday Tomorrow

    New Straits Times (Kangar) - The Prime Minister of Malaysia's State of Perlis, Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has declared an extra public holiday, for tomorrow, Friday, April 26, 2002, to celebrate the installation of the new King (Yang di- Pertuan Agong).
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2001

  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Malaysia Declares November 22 Public Holiday

    New Straits Times (Singapore) - Malaysia's Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad, announced that Thursday, November 22, 2001, would be a one-off public holiday, throughout Malaysia, on account of the death, earlier today, of the King, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.
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1999

  • Nov
  • 19
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  • Malaysia Declares November 29 Public Holiday

    The Malay Mail (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has declared November 29, 1999, a one-off electoral non-working public holiday throughout Malaysia, to enable people to participate in the upcoming polls.
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  • Apr
  • 19
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  • Malaysia Asked To Declare Sikh Public Holiday

    The New Straits Times (Kuala Lumpur) - Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, has announced that he would ask the Cabinet to declare an annual, April 14, non-working public holiday for the Sikh community.
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1998

  • Sep
  • 23
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  • Malaysia Declares September 28 Public Holiday

    The Malay Mail (Kuala Lumpur) - The government of Malaysia has declared Monday, September 28, 1998, a one-off non-working public holiday, throughout Malaysia, to honour participants of the 16th Commonwealth Games.
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See also: Malaysia bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Malaysia)