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Malaysia Considering Deepavali Public Holiday Extension

Source: Bernama News Agency (Kuching)
Posted on Saturday, April 9, 2011

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.

The aforementioned announcement by the Barisan Nasional (BN) party was made in the lead-up to the upcoming April 16 Sarawak state election.

Recall that, recently (2011-01-20), Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak, had announced that he would ensure that Thaipusam became a public holiday in Kedah State, if the Barisan Nasional (BN) party were to win the next state elections.

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