Remember a couple of months back when a leaked memo from a printing company refusing to acknowledge
the King's Coronation day as a public holiday went viral online?
The memo created a big hoo-ha online, to the point where the Department of Labour of Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM) was forced to issue a warning to employers to comply to the law.
Anticipating that such situation might happen again, the government has declared that 9 September is a compulsory public holiday
The Human Resources Ministry said in a statement quoted by Bernama
that the holiday is one of five compulsory holidays for employees under section 60D (1) of the Employment Act 1955.
9 September was declared a public holiday to celebrate the birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.
The Ministry issued the statement to clarify the confusion among the rakyat
, as the King’s installation was celebrated on 30 July and the upcoming celebration was to celebrate the King's birthday.
Now that the Ministry has cleared things up, have a great long weekend, boys and girls!