Holiday Too For Sabah For King’s Coronation On July 30

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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.