Malaysia General Election Holiday in Malaysia in 2020

Malaysia General Election Holiday in Malaysia in 2020

  Dates of Malaysia General Election Holiday in Malaysia
2018 May 9, May 10, May 11
JohorFri, May 11Regional Holiday
KedahFri, May 11Regional Holiday
KelantanFri, May 11Regional Holiday
Kuala LumpurFri, May 11Regional Holiday
LabuanFri, May 11Regional Holiday
MelakaFri, May 11Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanFri, May 11Regional Holiday
PahangFri, May 11Regional Holiday
PenangFri, May 11Regional Holiday
PerakFri, May 11Regional Holiday
PerlisFri, May 11Regional Holiday
PutrajayaFri, May 11Regional Holiday
SabahFri, May 11Regional Holiday
SelangorFri, May 11Regional Holiday
TerengganuFri, May 11Regional Holiday
JohorThu, May 10Regional Holiday
KedahThu, May 10Regional Holiday
KelantanThu, May 10Regional Holiday
Kuala LumpurThu, May 10Regional Holiday
LabuanThu, May 10Regional Holiday
MelakaThu, May 10Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanThu, May 10Regional Holiday
PahangThu, May 10Regional Holiday
PenangThu, May 10Regional Holiday
PerakThu, May 10Regional Holiday
PerlisThu, May 10Regional Holiday
PutrajayaThu, May 10Regional Holiday
SabahThu, May 10Regional Holiday
SelangorThu, May 10Regional Holiday
TerengganuThu, May 10Regional Holiday
MalaysiaWed, May 9National Holiday
  Summary
The Prime Minister's Office has declared a national Public Holiday on 9 May, polling day for GE14

The Malaysian government has issued a statement declaring Wednesday May 9 as an additional public holiday, after the election commission designated the day as the polling day for the upcoming general election.

"The public holiday is to facilitate the Malaysian people to fulfill their obligations as voters," the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

Authorities had previously announced that the polling day would be Wednesday 9 May, the first time a general election has been held on a weekday since 1999. At that stage, it was intended that the day would remain a normal working day. Initially deputy home minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed had said that there is no need to declare the polling day a public holiday, as existing laws require employers to give their employees time off work to vote.

More than 120,000 people signed a petition asking the Malaysia King to declare May 9 a national holiday to make it easier for Malaysians to return to their hometowns to vote.

The eastern Borneo state of Sarawak, conducted its state election in 2017, but has also declared 9 May as a public holiday. "Following the announcement by the Election Commission that polling day for the 14th general election falls on Wednesday, May 9, the state government has decided that an additional public holiday be declared throughout Sarawak on that day to enable the rakyat to exercise their democratic rights to vote," the Chief Minister's Office said in a statement on Thursday (April 12).

Sabah government announced that May 9 will be an additional public holiday to allow the people there to cast their votes. State secretary Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman in a statement said this was in line with the federal government declaring May 9 an additional public holiday.

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