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The government of Timor-Leste has announced that it had decided to amend the list of 2015 public holidays in Timor Lest by declaring a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Timor Leste (toleránsia pontu) on Friday, June 5, 2015, on account of the funeral ceremonies will be held, and where a last tribute will be paid to the former President of the National Parliament and Minister of State, Coordinating Minister of Social Affairs and Minister of Education of the Sixth Constitutional Government, Fernando “La Sama” de Araújo.
As per the aforementioned announcement ("The Sixth Constitutional Government has decided to grant the half day-off on June 5th, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. onwards"), this one-off public sector holidays is granted to "to all public servants and agents of the Ministries or dependent services, as well as to the institutes and bodies that are indirectly part of the State administration.".
According to the Secretariat of State of the Council of Ministers of Timor Leste, this decision is based on law No. 10/2005, which overhauled Timor Leste's public holidays (2005-08-12) and the list of official public holidays in Timor Leste for the calendar year 2015, which was announced at the beginning of this year (2015-02-27).
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