Private sector employers are encouraged to grant paid general leave to their employees following the announcement of additional general leave for Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan on the 3rd of December, tomorrow.
Minister of Human Resources, Datuk Seri M Saravanan said the matter was suggested as the recently declared public holiday is not considered as part of the paid general leave that must be given under section 60D (1) (b) of the Employment Act 1955 [Act 265].
"Yesterday, the Minister of Federal Territories, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim declared an additional public holiday for Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan in conjunction with the KL City FC team's championship in the Malaysia Cup 2021 final." He continued.
"The declaration of the public holiday was made in accordance with subsection 9 (2) of the Public Holiday Act 1951 [Act 369] for the Federal Territory," he said.
Who can say no to more public holidays, yes?