July 30th declared a public holiday for Malaysian King’s coronation

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Putrajaya declares July 30th as a public holiday for Agong’s installation.

Tuesday July 30th has been declared a public holiday in Malaysia to mark the coronation of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.

The Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Ismail Bakar said Tuesday July 30th, had been declared an additional public holiday for the nation under Section 8 of the Holidays Act 1951 for Peninsular Malaysia and Labuan.

“For Sabah and Sarawak, it is in line with the laws of the respective states. The holiday is also a public holiday allocated to workers in the private sector pursuant to Section 60D (1)(b) of the Employment Act 1955.

“Based on these provisions, employers can substitute any other day as replacement for the paid public holiday for their workers. In line with this, all employers are required to notify their workers that they either choose the date of July 30, 2019 as a public holiday or intend to replace it with other dates.

“If no replacement is made with any other day, then workers working on the said dates are eligible to receive public holiday pay rates,” the ministry added.