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October 4, 2006

I want Oct 23 to be a public holiday!!! I want! I want!

Filed under: Daren, DEETEE, News — delephant @ 1:51 pm

I want! I want! I want!! I want October 23 to be a public holiday.

For those of you who have not planned your holidays yet. 21 Oct (Sat) is Deepavali and 24-25 Oct (Tue & Wed) are Hari Raya. So its only logical that 23 Oct (Mon) is a Public Holiday.

Anyway …. was hoping that 23 Oct is a holiday cos Tiff will be all alone. Her parents would not be around and I have already planned to take leave to be home with Tiff & Nathanael. So won’t it be a GREAT BLESSING if the goverment make 23 Oct a holiday. Then i will save one day annual leave! Mua ha ha ha ha 🙂

Pray lor okies? … that they will make it a Public Holiday! 🙂

Excerpt from Star Online 

Oct 23 may be public holiday

PUTRAJAYA: The single workday between the long Deepavali weekend and the Hari Raya holidays may be declared a public holiday to enable Malaysians to have a stretch of days off, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said. 

The Prime Minister said the Cabinet would discuss whether to make that Monday a public holiday so that those celebrating Hari Raya could return to their kampung earlier. 

Deepavali falls on Saturday, Oct 21, while Hari Raya is expected to fall on Tuesday, Oct 24.  

“We will discuss this during the Cabinet meeting,” he told a press conference after chairing a meeting with ulamas at his office here yesterday. 

Abdullah said he had also suggested to Inspector-General Tan Sri Musa Hassan that the speed limit on federal and state roads be reduced to curb accidents. 

“I have asked Musa to discuss this with the other authorities,” he added.  

He said it was better for motorists to arrive at their kampung late, as long “as they arrive safely.” 

Cuepacs and the MTUC said making Oct 23 a holiday would also solve the problem of absenteeism.  

Cuepacs president Datuk Nordin Abdul Hamid said the Government could always ask the civil servants to replace the day on a Saturday.  

MTUC president Syed Sharir Syed Mahmud said that with a longer holiday, people could get a good rest. 

Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (Abim) secretary-general Khairul Arifin said Oct 23 would be significant for Muslims as it would mark the last day of fasting before Hari Raya.  



  1. if you’re working in s’gor, maybe you could propose to work this tues which is nuzul quran holiday in exchange for the monday between deeparaya off.
    i don’t think bapa mertua will declare holiday for the private sector.

    Comment by whatalulu — October 4, 2006 @ 5:23 pm

  2. FIRST STEP is done! Government has declared 23 Oct as a holiday! Yahoo!!

    Taken from STAR: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/10/5/nation/15635339&sec=nation

    Thursday October 5, 2006

    Public servant get a holiday on Oct 23

    KUALA LUMPUR: October 23 is a holiday for the civil service in conjunction with Deepavali and Hari Raya Puasa.

    Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan said the Cabinet agreed to the matter yesterday.

    Deepavali falls on Oct 21 while Hari Raya is expected to be celebrated on Oct 24 and 25.

    In Petaling Jaya, Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr Fong Chan Onn said the holiday was meant only for civil servants.

    Those in the private sector, including factories, could ask for the day off provided the management and employees could come to an arrangement, including replacing the holiday.

    “October 23 is not a public holiday. It’s up to private sector employers to decide whether to give the employees a day off,” he said.

    In Kuala Terengganu, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said that Oct 26 would be a holiday in the state in conjunction with the Hari Raya celebration.

    He said the decision was taken as Oct 26, being a Thursday, would fall between the Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Tuesday and Wednesday) holiday and state weekend (Friday and Saturdays).

    Comment by delephant — October 5, 2006 @ 8:15 am

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