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Malaysian Agong Public Holiday June 8

Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur)
Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: June 25, 2020

Malaysia's Human Resources Ministry has issued a statement confirming that the Malaysian public holiday for the birthday of Malaysia's Agong (king), Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, would be observed on Monday, June 8, 2020 ("This public holiday is listed under gazetted compulsory public holidays for employees under Section 60D (1) (a) (ii) of the Employment Act 1955 (Act 265). It cannot be replaced with another day and employees who are instructed to work on this date will have to be paid a public holiday rate in line with provisions under Act 265").

Today's announcement confirms the announcement, earlier this year (2020-03-04), by Malaysia's Chief Secretary to the Government, Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali, that the public holiday for the birthday of Malaysia's Agong had been moved to Monday, June 8, 2020, and would henceforth be observed on the first Monday of June, for the duration of the reign of the current Agong, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, adding yet another twist to the timeline of the Agong's birthday public holiday date in Malaysia (2018-09-06, 2017-08-22, 2017-07-13 and 2017-04-29).

The initial 2020 public holidays of Malaysia has been announced in the annual Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2020 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2020, containing the list of official national non-working public holidays and the state-specific regional non-working public holidays in Malaysia (2019-07-08).

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