Sarawak Public Holiday in view of the passing of Chief Minister, Tan Sri Adenan Satem
Announcement: Kindly take note that the State Government of Sarawak has declared 12th January 2017 (tomorrow) as a State public holiday as a mark of respect for the passing of the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem. This holiday has been declared under s.9 of the Holidays Act 1951. Companies that are based in Sarawak and in their handbook have indicated to observe all gazetted public holidays will have to observe the 12th January 2017 as the recognised holiday. However, those who observe only specified public holidays and not all public holidays are under no obligation to observe the declared day as a public holiday. Nevertheless those companies that wants to comply with the state’s declaration as a sign of respect may request their employees to work on the said date but provide a substituted holiday as a replacement.
Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Abang Haji Openg, who announced this at a press conference here, said the state would observe seven days of mourning where the state flag would be flown at half mast.