1st Monday Of Every June Will Now Be A Public Holiday To Celebrate Agong's Birthday

One more public holiday this year!

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Are you the one who always whines about public holidays falling on Saturdays?

Good news, Malaysians. The government has agreed to make the first Monday of every June a public holiday to commemorate the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's birthday.

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Beginning 2021, the Agong's birthday will celebrate on the first Monday of every June

The announcement was made by Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali in a statement today, 4 March.

It will apply throughout Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah's reign.

"The King's official birthday is also a public holiday," The Edge Markets reported him as saying.

For this year, the public holiday has been amended to Monday, 8 June

The celebration was originally set for Saturday, 6 June.

You can read the full statement here:

Meanwhile, here are all the long weekends this year:

The current Agong has been praised for his humility and down-to-earth nature on multiple occasions:

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