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Public holiday declared on 30th July for Agong’s coronation!

Public holiday declared on 30th July for Agong’s coronation!

Kirat Kaur

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

July 30th has officially declared a public holiday for the King’s coronation!


Chief Secretary Datuk Seri Ismail Bakar made the announcement not with a town crier, but on Instagram – like a proper 21st century citizen.

The statement proclaims that the government has decided to declare the date as a public holiday for the entire nation in conjunction with the installation ceremony of Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

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However, the decree is only applicable to Peninsular Malaysia and Labuan. For Sabah and Sarawak, the holiday is subject to the state governments decision based on their own state laws.


But for the rest of us, this means a public holiday on Tuesday. So guys, you can suddenly fall sick take the Monday off and get FOUR whole days of freedom!

Jokes aside, the coronation ceremony of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is much awaited as His Majesty has been going viral in the past couple of weeks for his down-to-earth actions. (like that time he stopped his motorcade to assist an accident victim.)

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KDYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong berkesempatan turun dari kenderaan rasmi Baginda untuk memberi bantuan kepada mangsa kemalangan jalan raya di kawasan Putrajaya. Alhamdulillah pemandu kereta terbabit, Puan Jasliza Jamil tidak mengalami kecederaan yang serius. Seri Paduka Baginda Tuanku kemudiannya meneruskan perjalanan ke Mesyuarat Pra Kabinet bersama YAB Perdana Menteri di Istana Melawati, Putrajaya. Daulat Tuanku. . His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda The Yang di-Pertuan Agong this morning extended a helping hand to a traffic accident victim in Putrajaya. His Majesty was on his journey to Istana Melawati, Putrajaya for a pre-cabinet meeting with YAB Prime Minister when the motorcade stumbled upon the accident. Fortunately, the driver Puan Jasliza Jamil suffered only minor injuries.

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Not only that, the King and his Queen, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah will be wearing Royal Pahang Woven Fabric made by prisoners for the coronation ceremony!

However, there’s no news yet if he will be stopping by KFC on the way to the ceremony.


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