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Sabah Christian Public Holidays Challenge

Source: Bernama News Agency (Kota Kinabalu)
Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Most recent follow-up news item: May 21, 2013

The High Court of Malaysia's State of Sabah, has 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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