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Holidays are important part of the working life. Organisation has its holiday calendar which they like to subscribe. Holiday also means organisation could provide off day for their employees to take a break and recharge.

Law About Malaysia Public Holidays

Organisation has to indicate the holidays they want to recognise as paid Holiday, especially when Malaysia has too many public holidays. If you plan to make your employees work during the Public Holiday, please be advised that under Section 60 of Employment Act, an employee may be required to work on any paid holiday subjected to two days wages at the ordinary rate of pay.

Mandatory Public Holiday

For private companies, they are must declare these 5 public holidays as paid holidays (as established in Section 60D of the Employment Act):

  1. Independence Day 31 Aug
  2. the Birthday of Yang-Di Pertuan Agong
  3. Birthday of the State Ruler or the Yang di-Pertua Negeri or Federal Territory Day
  4. Labor's Day, 1 May
  5. Malaysia Day 16 Sept

Subsequently, private companies must declare additional 6 more public holidays to comply with Section 60D.