Melaka declares polling day as public holiday

by BERNAMA / pic by TMR FILE

MELAKA – The Melaka government has declared Saturday (Nov 20) as a special public holiday to enable the people to go out and vote in the state election.

State Secretary Datuk Kamel Mohamad, in a statement today, said the declaration was in accordance with Subsection 9 (1) of the Holidays Act 1951 (Act 369).

The Melaka state election was called following the dissolution of the state assembly on Oct 4 after Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali lost majority support in the State Legislative Assembly.