April 11 2012: Public Holiday – King’s Coronation

Please note that the Prime Ministers Department has announced 11 April 2012 as a Public Holiday in conjunction with the coronation of the new KDYMM SPB Yang Di-Pertuan Agung of Malaysia. As this notification is made under S.8 of the Holidays Act 1951, it must be observed as a compulsory holiday.

Notwithstanding this, by virtue of the proviso to S.60D(1A) of the Employment Act 1955, employers may grant any other day as a paid holiday in substitution for this holiday. The consent of the employee to make the substitution for this holiday to any other day is not required under the law. If no substitution is made then employees are entitled to receive the holiday rate of pay for working on 11 April 2012.