KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 2018 : The government today declared May 9, which is polling day for the 14th general election (GE14), a public holiday in the country.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office, it is to enable Malaysians to carry out their responsibility as voters following the announcement by the Election Commission on the date as polling day for GE14.
“The declaration on the public holiday is made based on Section 8 of the Public Holidays Act 1951 for Peninsular Malaysia and the Labuan Federal Territory,” it said in a statement.
For Sabah and Sarawak, it said, the respective state governments would have to declare the date a public holiday based on their respective state holidays ordinance. – Bernama