Perikatan Nasional (PN) will offer a public holiday if the coalition wins the 15th General Election (GE15), its chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said yesterday, 6 November
According to The Malaysian Insight, Muhyiddin said Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, and Johor would get a day off on the next day after the election, 20 November, while the remaining states would get a day off on the coming Monday, 21 November.
He stated that the public holiday was proposed to make it easier for out-of-town voters to fulfill their civic duty on 19 November without having to take leave on Sunday or Monday.
“If PN wins the general election on 19 November, we will declare a public holiday on Sunday for the states of Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, and Johor, and Monday for the remaining states,” said the former prime minister last night at a ceremony in Shah Alam.
“This would allow outside people to vote without having to take a holiday on Sunday or Monday.”
PN chairman Muhyiddin Yaasin giving a speech at a ceremony in Shah Alam.
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Muhyiddin made the promise while he was delivering the coalition’s manifesto titled “Tawaran PN Best”
There are 12 main pillars, 30 approaches, and 234 offerings in the manifesto.
The 14th General Election (GE14) fell on a Wednesday, 9 May 2018.
After Pakatan Harapan (PH) won the election, its then chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad declared a public holiday on 10 and 11 May, and 13 May for states that make Friday and Saturday weekly holidays.
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