NOTE: This article is dated 3rd April 2017, and the gazetted public holidays is 24th April 2017, not 2018.
Good news Malaysians! 24th April (Monday) has been declared a public holiday.
The news comes in conjunction with the celebration of Sultan Muhammad V’s installation as Malaysia’s 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
According to Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Ali Hamsa, 2 main events will take place at Istana Negara (pictured above) on 24th April. “The installation of Sultan Muhammad V will take place at the Balairung Seri in the morning, while the royal dinner will be held at Dewan Santapan at night,” said Ali Hamsa.
He also added that the public holiday announcement was declared under the Public Holidays Act 1951 for Peninsula Malaysia and the Federal Territory of Labuan. Sabah and Sarawak have been informed to ratify the holiday under their respective state laws.