There Is No Public Holiday On 31 January Despite WhatsApp Rumours

A fake message has been circulating on social media claiming that it is a holiday linked to the Agong's Inauguration.

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A fake message claiming that 31 January will be a public holiday for Malaysia has been circulating social media and WhatsApp

The message claims that the holiday is due to the "Agong's Inauguration Day" that was previously reported by The Star to take place on 31 January.

Screenshot of the fake WhatsApp message.

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However, there has yet to be any official announcement of it being a public holiday for the country

According to The Star, Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar is the only person who can officially announce the holiday.

A special meeting will be held on 24 January among the Malay rulers to decide who will be the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong. 

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Early last week, it was announced that Sultan V Muhammad stepped down as king:

According to Kelantan Menteri Besar, he was not interested in being king:

In the meantime, Sultan Nazrin Shah is the acting Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia:

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