BATU PAHAT: Johor’s current rest days remain on Friday and Saturday, said Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin. He refuted rumours that the state would be reverting to the Saturday-Sunday weekend.
Asked about postings on social media websites and news portals about the state government mulling over another change in the rest days since switching to Friday and Saturday effective Jan 1 this year, Mohamed Khaled replied: “There was no such thing.”
“Only believe it when it comes out of my mouth,” he added, reminding the people not to believe everything on social media sites.
Mohamed Khaled was speaking to reporters after launching the Johor level Malaysian Agriculture, Horticulture and Agrotourism programme at Dataran Penggaram here yesterday.
Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar announced the change in November last year.
The change, meant to make it more convenient for Muslims to perform Friday prayers, affects all state government departments and agencies, but is optional for the private sector.
On another matter, Mohamed Khaled said the state government would give its full cooperation to ensure that the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) project would run smoothly after Petronas approved the final investment decision.
“The state government is also planning to set up a Petroleum Academy with the help of Yayasan Pelajaran Johor and private company Prestariang Sdn Bhd to nurture youths skilled in the sector,” he added.