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Indonesian May 1st Public Holiday Gains Support

Source: The Jakarta Post (ANTARA)
Posted on Saturday, May 26, 2012


Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Minister, Muhaimin Iskandar, confirmed that he had asked the President of Indonesia to declare May 1st as a new annual national holiday in Indonesia.

Recall that, late last month (2012-04-30), Indonesia's Home Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, had announced that the Indonesian government was deliberating whether to add May 1st as a new annual non-working public holiday (Hari Libur Nasional) in Indonesia.

The annual non-working public holidays and joint days of leave (Hari Libur Nasional dan Cuti Bersama) for the upcoming calendar year are usually announced in the early summer (2011-07-14, 2010-06-15, 2009-08-09, 2008-06-10, and 2007-05-31), by the very same Minister of Manpower and Transmigration of today's announcement.

The idea of adding May 1st to the list of Indonesian non-working public holidays had already been discussed a few years ago (2009-04-30), but that nothing came of it back then.


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