Kindly take note that the State Government of Terengganu has declared 27th July 2014 (Sunday) as a State public holiday in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration for year 2014.
 
This holiday has been declared under Section 9 of the Holidays Act 1951. This means that employers who in their handbook have stated that they observe ALL gazetted public holidays will have to observe the 27th July 2014 as one of the recognised holidays. 
 
For employers who observe only specified public holidays and not ALL public holidays, they are under no statutory obligation to observe the declared day as a public holiday.
 
For employers who are not legally obliged to observe the 27th July 2014 as a holiday but nevertheless wants to comply with the state’s declaration, they may request employees to work on the said date but provide a substituted holiday as a replacement.
 
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Natalie Chong
Legal Adviser
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