Selangor Journal

April 24 declared as another public holiday

SHAH ALAM, APR 3: The Government has announced April 24 as an additional public holiday for the whole country to mark the installation of the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V.
Ali Hamsa KSN
Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Ali Hamsa said the declaration is made under the Public Holidays Act 1951 (Act 369) Section 8, which applies to Peninsula Malaysia as well as the Federal Territory of Labuan.
However, he added that Sabah and Sarawak have been told to ratify the holiday under their respective state laws.
“Sultan Muhammad V was elected as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 succeeding the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah whose reign ended on December 12, 2016.
“Following that, with the assent from the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the government will hold two main ceremonies to mark his installation.
“The Installation Ceremony will be held on Monday, April 24 at the Balairung Seri, Istana Negara while the Royal Dinner will be held at Dewan Santapan, Istana Negara,” he said in a statement as quoted by BHOnline.
He added that two more ceremonies will be held this April 20, which is the Yassin recital and prayers at the Putra Mosque, Putrajaya followed by Pameran Raja Kita at the Royal Museum (old Istana Negara) this May 2.

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