Additional public holiday: Companies encouraged to give paid leave, says Saravanan

Additional public holiday: Companies encouraged to give paid leave, says Saravanan
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PUTRAJAYA (Dec 2): Employers in the private sector are encouraged to give a paid public holiday to their employees following the declaration of an additional public holiday for the Federal Territories on Friday (Dec 3).

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan made the suggestion because the additional public holiday in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan is not a paid holiday under Section 60D (1)(b) of the Employment Act 1955 (Act 265).

"Following the declaration of a public holiday for the Federal Territories on Friday, employers in the private sector are encouraged to give a paid public holiday to their employees in the three Federal Territories,” he said in a statement on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim announced Friday as an additional public holiday for the whole of the Federal Territories following the success of the Kuala Lumpur City FC winning the Malaysia Cup.

Shahidan said the declaration of the additional public holiday was made in accordance with Subsection 9(2) of the Holiday Act 1951 (Act 369) for the Federal Territories.

In the final held at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium, the Kuala Lumpur City FC defeated the Johor Darul Ta'zim FC 2-0 to end a 32-year drought.

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