Two Reasons Why The Sultan Won't Switch Selangor's Weekend Like Johor
In An Interview With The Star, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Selangor Says He Will Not Change Its Weekends To Friday And Saturday. This is why:
1. It Would Affect The Business Community And Stock Markets
The Sultan said that Selangor had been a centre of nationwide and international commerce even before Independence and switching to a Friday-Saturday weekend might discourage investments and affect business dealings in the state.thestar.com.my
“There are many international businesses in Selangor and I do not think that the banking community would like it (a change).
“If Friday is a public holiday, it will be hard to coordinate with other countries, including Singapore.
“It will be hard for the business community to carry out their transactions and it could affect the stock markets,”malaysiaedition.net
2. There Are No Complaints From The Muslim Community On Any Problems In Performing Friday Prayers
Sultan Sharafuddin said in Selangor that there have been no complaints from the Muslim community on any problems in performing the Friday prayers.asiaone.com
"Every time I go to a mosque in Selangor on Friday, it is always full. The employers have always been accommodating and allowed their staff to perform their religious duties.
"There is no reason for us to change it (the weekend) to Friday (and Saturday)," he said.asiaone.com
Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Recently Announced The State's Change Of Weekend To Ease Friday Prayers For Muslims
Other States That Practice Friday-Saturday Weekends Are Kedah, Kelantan And Terengganu