Source:Bernama News Agency (Johor Baru)
Posted: Saturday, July 2, 2016
Most recent follow-up news item: July 5, 2016
The Governments of the Malaysian states of Johor and Terengganu, in the respective persons of Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin and Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman, have, in turn, announced that the Malaysian states of Johor and Terengganu had separately decided to grant Sunday, July 10, 2016, as a one-off day in lieu public sector holiday in the Malaysian states of Johor and Terengganu where Friday is a non-working day.
Today's announcements that Monday, July 10, 2016, would be a one-off public sector holiday in Johor ("In respect of the public holiday declared by the Federal Government, I am pleased to announce the Johor state government will also take the same approach in giving a public holiday") and Terengganu ("Today, we agreed to follow the decision of the federal government which declared Friday (June 8) as a public holiday. So, we announce June 10 as a public holiday for Terengganu to facilitate civil servants who are not originally from the state. This is because Sunday is a holiday for states in the West Coast. With the holiday, it is more convenient for them to celebrate Hari Raya instead of rushing off to come back here and at the same time ease the problem of traffic congestion"), follows the recent (2016-07-01) announcement by the Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, that the Government of Malaysia had agreed to grant Friday, July 8, 2016, as a one-off bridge non-working public sector holiday in the Malaysian states where Friday is a regular working day, this decision itself, following last week's (2016-06-24) report that the same Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, had announced that the Government of Malaysia would consider declaring Friday, July 8, 2016, as a one-off bridge non-working public holiday in Malaysian states where Friday is a regular working day, to link the 2-day annual Hari Raya Aidilfitri (End of Ramadan) Malaysian public holidays of July 6 and 7, with the following weekend.
Traditionally, only 3 of Malaysia's states and territories observed a Friday/Saturday weekend; Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu. But these were joined by Johor, three years ago (2013-11-23).
Recall that, in any event, the entire discussion above will be moot for Malaysia's State of Penang which, last month, announced that Friday, July 8, 2016, would be a one-off non-working state public holiday in Penang (2016-06-15).
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Johor and Terengganu Public Holidays July 10" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.