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Published: Wednesday June 25, 2014 MYT 11:44:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday June 25, 2014 MYT 11:55:01 PM

Johor celebrates Malaysia Super League win with public holiday

Johor DT players celebrate their Malaysia Super League victory in the Kuching Stadium. They defeated Sarawak 1-0 in their final league game.

Johor DT players celebrate their Malaysia Super League victory in the Kuching Stadium. They defeated Sarawak 1-0 in their final league game.

JOHOR BARU: State secretary Datuk Ismail Karim announced Thursday, June 26 as a state public holiday after Johor Darul Takzim FC (JDT) were crowned 2014 Malaysia Super League champions.

The announcement was made at Dataran Bandaraya here to a gathering of JDT supporters who were watching a live telecast of the match held at the Kuching Stadium in Sarawak.

JDT defeated Sarawak 1-0, edging out second-placed Selangor by three points.

"The decision to make tomorrow (Thursday) a public holiday was made after the Johor Ruler assented to it.

"It is a major win for Johor after failing to hold any title for the last 24 years," he said when contacted.

He added that the public holiday was a sign of gratitude by the state for Johoreans.

This is the first win for the JDT as a club, as the state had previously won the league back in 1991.

Tags / Keywords: Government, Johor, Malaysia Super League, Public holiday

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