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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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