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Working On 28 Nov? You Must Be Paid Public Hol Rates Or Given Replacement Leave

Working On 28 Nov? You Must Be Paid Public Hol Rates Or Given Replacement Leave

The Human Resources Ministry advised private sector employers to discuss the upcoming public holiday with their employees.

Adeline Leong

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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced that Monday (28 November 2022) is a public holiday in conjunction with the formation of the new Unity Government.

The Human Resources Ministry (MOHR) has provided more details regarding the upcoming public holiday on Monday.

According to the statement, MOHR said private sector employers are advised to discuss with their employees whether they wish to take the public holiday on Monday to replace it on another day.

Employees working on Monday without a replacement holiday are entitled to be paid wages based on a public holiday rate.

The public holiday on 28 November was declared under Section 8 of the Holidays Act 1951 (Act 369), which is also a public holiday allocated for private sector workers under Section 60D (1)(b) of the Employment Act 1955.

Anwar initially proposed to declare Friday, 25 November, a public holiday but decided to move it to Monday instead to give the Ringgit and Bursa Malaysia some time to recover.


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