Yes that’s right! The 30th of July has officially been announced as a public holiday. This is in conjunction with the coronation of our King and it falls on the last Tuesday of the month.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah is the current King of Malaysia. He was sworn in on the 31st of January this year.
He is the son of the late Paduka Ayahanda Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah and Tengku Ampuan Afzan. His ascension to the throne took place after his father’s abdication on the 11th of January.
He is also the sixth Sultan of Pahang.
His coronation ceremony will take place on the 30th of July. During the coronation, a crown is not placed on the head of the King as expected.
Instead, an elaborate headdress is worn.
The new Yang di-Pertuan Agong will then proceed to the Istana Negara Throne Hall. Next, he and his wife will take their seats on the throne.
Datuk Seri Ismail Bakar who is the Chief Secretary to the Government made the announcement. He adds that the public holiday was made under Section 8 of the Holidays Act 1951 for Peninsular Malaysia and Labuan.
Furthermore, state governments for Sabah and Sarawak will be in charge of deciding whether the holiday is implemented in their states.