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PETALING JAYA: The decision by Kedah Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor to cancel the Thaipusam public holiday will only polarise inter-ethnic and inter-religious ties, says MCA.
Allow Chinese civil servants who observe Thaipusam to go on unrecorded leave as well, says Kota Laksamana rep
MELAKA: Unrecorded leave for Thaipusam on Jan 28 must also be extended to some civil servants from the Chinese community, says a Melaka lawmaker.
GEORGE TOWN: MCA vice-president Datuk Tan Teik Cheng has described the cancellation of the Thaipusam public holiday by the Kedah state government as illogical.
ALOR SETAR: The Thaipusam “public holiday” in Kedah is an “event holiday” (cuti peristiwa) and not a gazetted holiday.
GEORGE TOWN: With the movement control order shuttering Thaipusam celebrations this year, hundreds of thousands of coconuts meant to be smashed in the annual ritual are set to hit wet markets in the country.
MELAKA: Melaka civil servants will be allowed to go on leave to fulfil their Thaipusam obligations on Jan 28 during the movement control order period, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali.
GEORGE TOWN: The Kedah state government has announced that there will be no public holiday for Thaipusam this year as all the activities during the festival will be cancelled due to the movement control order.
IPOH: The Thaipusam celebration will be different this year for devotees due to the conditional movement control order in place here.