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Malaysia Declares December 3 Malaysia Cup Public Holiday in Federal Territories

Source: Bernama News Agency (Johor Baru)
Posted: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: January 26, 2022

Malaysia's Federal Territories Minister, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, has announced that Friday, December 3, 2021, had been declared a one-off public holiday in all 3 Federal Territories of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan) to mark the Malaysia Cup victory of KL City against Johor Darul Ta'zim, yesterday.

Recall that, last week, Johor's Menteri Besar, Hasni Mohammad, had similarly promised to declare Wednesday, December 1, 2021, as a one-off special public holiday in Malaysia's State of Johor, should the Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football team win the Malaysia Cup on November 30 (2021-11-27).

Individual Malaysian states often declare one-off non-working public holidays on account of football and sport victories (2019-11-02, 2018-10-28, 2018-10-26, 2017-11-04, 2017-11-01, 2017-02-15, 2016-10-31, 2016-09-24, 2016-05-14, 2015-12-12, 2015-12-12, 2015-10-31, 2015-05-19, 2014-11-02, 2013-11-01, 2013-10-30, 2013-06-13, 2012-10-15, 2012-07-18, 2012-05-14, 2011-11-21, 2011-06-13, 2011-06-11, 2010-12-30, 2010-12-29, 2010-10-30, 2009-11-04,...), in particular the Malaysian states of Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, and Johor (2013-11-23), where the day after most important matches, Sunday, is a regular working day.

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