HR Ministry investigating company which denied employees an off day for King's installation (updated)

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PETALING JAYA: The Human Resource Ministry is investigating a company which allegedly refused to give its employees a day off for the public holiday declared for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's installation on Tuesday (July30).

The ministry said that it has received information that the Johor Baru-based company was not giving its employees a paid day off and was now being investigated by its labour law unit.

"The employer will be reminded of its responsibility to adhere to Section 60D(1) of the Employment Act 1955 to provide the employees 'a paid holiday at his ordinary rate of pay', " the ministry said in a statement on Sunday (July 28).

The Ministry also noted that employees are entitled to 11 paid holidays – which includes five mandatory holidays.

It added that with the extra public holiday, employees are entitled to a total of 12 paid holidays in 2019.

The ministry added that the Peninsular Malaysia Labour Department would take action against the employer if it failed to comply with its responsibilities under Section 60D of the Employment Act 1955.

The letter, which was addressed to all its employees, said there were already 11 days gazetted as public holidays and was not choosing the King's installation day as one.

The letter also warned employees they would be served a warning letter if they were absent without leave.

The company also said it "will not entertain any future additional public holiday announcement by the government, the list of holiday stated by the company is final. (sic)"

The company was criticised on social media for not observing the public holiday.

Last week, the Government declared July 30 as a public holiday in conjunction with the coronation of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.

When contacted via SMS, a company spokesman said they would close for business on Tuesday (July 30).

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