PETALING JAYA: Muslims in Malaysia will begin the Ramadan dawn-to dusk fast on Monday (May 6), the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad announced.
He said the date for the beginning of the fast nationwide followed a decree by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong after receiving the consent of the Rulers.
The announcement was aired over Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) on Sunday (May 5) night.
Previously, the Office of the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal had said that the respective committees will look for the new moon for Ramadan at 29 locations.
The Council of Rulers had agreed that the way to fix the date for the beginning of the fast is based on "rukyah and hisab", it said in a statement.
Moon sighting to determine start of Ramadan on May 5