Public Holiday in the State of Perak on 4th November 2016 (Friday)

Public Holiday in the State of Perak on 4th November 2016 (Friday)

A statement was made by the State Secretary Datuk Seri Abdul Puhat Mat Nayan, the birthday of the 35th Sultan of Perak: Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfurlah Perak will be celebrated on 4 November 2016.

Datuk Abdul Puhat further explained that vide the Government Gazette notification number 3653 dated 31 December 2015, the birthday of Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfurlah Perak will be celebrated on the first Friday in the month of November, beginning from this year.

This ordinarily means that 27 November 2016 which was originally gazetted as a public holiday for the State of Perak shall no longer be a public holiday for the State of Perak.

Pursuant to S.60D(1) of the Employment Act 1955, Birthday of the State Ruler is one of the five compulsory holidays. If an employee in Perak State is required to work on Birthday of the State Ruler or any of the other four compulsory holidays, he is entitled to be paid two (2) days’ wages at his ordinary rate of pay in addition to the holiday pay. These holidays cannot be substituted which means an employee cannot be asked to work on Birthday of the State Ruler and be given another day in substitution.

We would also like to remind you that by virtue of S.60D(2) of the Employment Act 1955, if an employee in Perak State is absent without leave or reasonable excuse on the working day: immediately preceding a public holiday or immediately succeeding a public holiday, he forfeits entitlement to the holiday pay.

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