KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has announced that July 30 will be an additional public holiday in conjunction with the coronation of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said this in a statement on Friday (June 28) following the announcement of the Federal Government earlier in the day.
“This declaration was based on Section 9 of Sabah’s Holidays Ordinance (Chapter 56) and allowed by Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sabah Tun Juhar Mahiruddin,” he said.
It was reported earlier that the last Tuesday of July has been declared a public holiday in conjunction with the coronation.
Ismail said the additional public holiday was made under Section 8 of the Holidays Act 1951 for Peninsular Malaysia and Labuan.
He added that for Sabah and Sarawak, the state governments could take action based on its own state laws.