Source:Bernama (Johor Baharu)
Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2010
Most recent follow-up news item: March 15, 2010
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.
Abdul Ghani also announced that the new Sultan of Johor would be proclaimed before the funeral of Sultan Iskandar Sultan Ismail, today. As per custom, the birthday of the new Sultan will become the new annual state public holiday, replacing the current state public holidays of April 8 and June 19.
There may, however, be a transitional state public holiday date for 2010, if the birthday of the, yet to be announced, new Sultan falls within the 40-day mourning period, as occurred last year when the Sultan of Malaysia's State of Negeri Sembilan died (2009-04-23).
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