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Your Boss Is Obliged To Give You A Day Off On 9 September

It is compulsory, no excuses.


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Your Boss Is Obliged To Give You A Day Off On 9 September

It's the King's birthday.


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!

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