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Malaysian Public Holidays Verdict June 13

Source: Bernama News Agency (Kota Kinabalu)
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Following the recent hearing on a suit seeking a declaration that the de-gazetting and abolition of 3 Christian public holidays in Malaysia's State of Sabah, was unlawful, the Sabah High Court announced that its verdict on the public holidays suit would be delivered on June 13, 2013.

Last month (2013-04-16), the High Court of Malaysia's State of Sabah, had been called on to hear a suit challenging the constitutionality of the de-gazetting and abolition of the day following Good Friday, Easter Monday and Christmas Day as state non-working public holidays.

As per the aforementioned suit, in the Malaysian state of Sabah, prior to 1978, the Christian community enjoyed three public holidays for Easter and two public holidays for Christmas. But beginning in 1978, following amendments made to the Holidays Ordinance of Sabah, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday as well as Boxing Day were no longer declared public holidays.

The hearing on the current suit will be on May 8, 2013.


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