KUALA LUMPUR: The government has announced 11 April as a public holiday nationwide.

This is due to the instalment of Malaysia’s 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah.

According to Tan Sri Sidek Hassan, the public holiday was made possible based on Section 8 of the 1951 Public Holiday Act for Semenanjung Malaysia and Federal Teritory of Labuan. He added that Sabah and Sarawak will declare the day a public holiday in accordance with their own law.

Among the main events for that day is the Installation Ceremony which would be held in the morning, and the Royal Dinner at night. Both will be held at the new National Palace.

Tuanku Abdul Halim is the 14the Yang di-Pertuan Agong replacing Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin from Terengganu.

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