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Kelantan Public Holiday October 21

Source: Bernama News Agency (Kota Baharu)
Posted: Monday, October 15, 2012
Most recent follow-up news item: December 1, 2021

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.

Football and sports-related state public holidays are not uncommon in Malaysia (2012-07-18, 2012-05-14, 2011-11-21, 2011-06-13, 2011-06-11, 2010-12-30, 2010-12-29, 2010-10-30, 2009-11-04,...). Note that the aforementioned October 21, 2012, one-off state public holiday is on the day after the FA Cup Final, "to ensure a safe journey for supporters returning to the state after the game".

The reason for the need to declare a Sunday, non-working, public holiday, is that in 3 of Malaysia's States (Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu), the weekly day of rest is Friday, and that, as such, Sundays are regular working days (2005-06-21).

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