It’s Confirmed. No Federal public holiday on Dec 13 said Ali Hamsa

It’s Confirmed. No Federal public holiday on Dec 13 said Ali Hamsa

KUALA LUMPUR: The Office of the Chief Secretary to the Government today denied it had issued a statement declaring Dec 13 a federal public holiday, as reported on social media. It said in a statement today that Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa had never issued such a statement. “The Chief Secretary to the Government never issued the statement and Dec 13, 2016, is not a public holiday,” it said. A message circulated on social media yesterday claimed that Ali had declared Dec 13 an additional federal public holiday in conjunction with the Sultan of Kelantan ascending the throne as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on that day. The message also claimed that the additional holiday was declared under Section 8 of the Holidays Act 1951 (Act 369) for peninsular Malaysia and the Federal Territory of Labuan while Sabah and Sarawak could take such action in accordance with their laws. Article is quoted from BERNAMA, 7 DECEMBER 2016 @ 11:47 AM

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