RE: Public Holiday in Kelantan (30th June 2013)
Dear MECA Members;
Kindly take note that the State Government of Kelantan has declared 30th June 2013 as a State public holiday to celebrate the State’s qualification to the FA Cup Final.
This holiday has been declared under s.9 of the Holidays Act 1951. This means that employers in Kelantan who in their handbook have stated that they observe ALL gazetted public holidays will have to observe the 30th June 2013 as one of the recognised holidays. Employers who observe only specified public holidays and not ALL public holidays are under no statutory obligation to observe the declared day as a public holiday. For employers who are not legally obliged to observe the 30th June 2013 as a holiday but nevertheless wants to comply with the state’s declaration as a sign of respect to the state, they may request employees to work on the said date but provide a substituted holiday as a replacement.
Yours faithfully,
Senior Legal Adviser