As reported by New Straits Times, May 9 has been declared a public holiday so that Malaysians can go out and vote, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement today.
“Following the Election Commission’s declaration that polling day for the 14th General Election is on May 9, the government has decided that it will be an additional public holiday nationwide. This will enable Malaysians to carry out their responsibilities as voters.
“For Sabah and Sarawak, the state governments must declare that day as an additional public holiday based on their respective state ordinances.”
Meanwhile, as reported by The MalayMail Online, Perak’s Pakatan Harapan division has promised to declare May 10 and 11 as public holidays in the state if the Opposition wins in the upcoming election.
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