KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims in Malaysia will celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri on Wednesday (June 5).
This was announced by the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal, Tan Sri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad on Monday (June 3).
"In following the decree by His Majesty, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, after consent from the Malay Rulers, I hereby declare the date for Aidilfitri for all states in Malaysia is on Wednesday, June 5, 2019,” he said.
The announcement was broadcast live by local television stations.
Previously, the Office of the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal said the Conference of Rulers had consented to the determination of the date based on the rukyah (sighting of the new moon) and hisab (mathematical and astronomical calculation) methods.
A total of 29 locations had been selected by officials to sight the Syawal new moon, Bernama reported.