SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government has agreed to push the Labour Day public holiday to Wednesday, May 4, in line with the official announcement that the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri was on Monday.
Selangor state secretary, Datuk Haris Karim said the decision had obtained the consent of the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
“In line with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s statement (on the holiday) and the provisions under Section 3 of the Holidays Act 1951 (Act 369) and the consent of the Selangor Sultan, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari has agreed that the Labour Day Holiday in Selangor will be pushed to Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
“The change in the public holiday is also applicable to all local authorities and state statutory bodies,” he said in a statement.
Labour Day was celebrated nationwide on May 1, but since it was a Sunday, the public holiday was supposed to have been pushed to Monday (May 2). However, Hari Raya Aidilfitri fell on Monday, making May 2 and 3 public holidays for the celebration.– BERNAMA