If you are forced to work tomorrow despite it being a public holiday, know your rights as an employee and report your company to the authorities!
This is because the Department of Labour of Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM) said companies that refuse to recognise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's Coronation Day as a public holiday will face action.
According to a report by Malaysiakini
, the response came about after a a printing company’s memo to its employees saying that the public holidays for the year has already been set at 11 days and that it "will not choose the king's coronation day as one of the public holidays" was leaked online.
The memo further said it "will not entertain any future additional public holiday announcement by the government" and those who fail to show up for work will receive a warning letter.
JTKSM said the issue is being reviewed by its legal compliance unit and the company will be notified about the obligation to comply with Section 60D(1) of the Employment Act 1955.
It pointed out that while Section 60D(1)(a) of the Employment Act 1955 states that the public holidays in a year shall be 11 days, Section 60D(1)(b) also states that the government can declare any additional days as a public holiday in accordance with the Holidays Act 1951.
So, if you're forced to work on public holidays, you know who to call.