Public Holiday For Selangor On 18 November
Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari said the decision was made so that people can travel back to their hometowns to vote.
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Selangor menteri besar Amirudin Shari has declared 18 November a state holiday, in light of the 15th general election (GE15) happening on 19 November.
This is good news for those who are living or working in Selangor but plan to travel back to their hometowns to cast their decisive votes.
So far, Selangor is the only state to declare a public holiday, with Amirudin urging caretaker prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob to declare 18 November a public holiday nationwide for all Malaysians to make it easier for them to vote on polling day.
Previously, Free Malaysia Today reported that the government is mulling whether to declare 18 November as a special public holiday so the rakyat can return home in time to cast their ballots.
Ismail Sabri said the proposal will be studied but has yet to make any official announcements regarding the decision.
Perak DAP chief Nga Kor Ming and the Congress of Unions of Employees in Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) were among those who had urged the government to declare 18 November as a public holiday.
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