JOHOR BARU: There will be no special holiday in Johor following the success of its athletes in the recently-concluded Malaysia Games (Sukma).
In a statement, the Johor State Secretary's Office said the administration vehemently denied a statement that had gone viral on social media recently.
“A statement has gone viral through WhatsApp, stating that the state government will grant a holiday on Thursday (Sept 29) due to the success of the Johor contingent in the recent Sukma.
“The administration denies the statement that was released and went viral. This administration also regrets the actions of irresponsible parties issuing false statements that cause confusion to the public," it added in its statement issued on Tuesday (Sept 27).
Last Saturday (Sept 24), Johor was crowned Sukma champion after winning 77 gold medals, 52 silver medals and 43 bronze medals.
The contingent made history as it was the first time Johor emerged champion in Sukma's 36-year history.
On Sept 10, Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar declared Sept 11 as a public holiday to celebrate Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football team winning the Malaysia FA Cup 2022.