Sept 4 a public holiday
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak last night declared Sept 4 as a public holiday in appreciation of the outstanding achievements of the Malaysian contingent in the 29th SEA Games.
“It is not easy to declare a holiday because Malaysia has too many public holidays but since we have achieved an outstanding result in the SEA Games through the unwavering support of the various races and the excellent performance of our athletes, on behalf of the government, I declare Sept 4 as a public holiday,” he said in his Merdeka Day speech at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil after the SEA Games closing ceremony.
Najib said the government decided to award a public holiday in recognition of the sacrifices made by the athletes to achieve the most memorable result in the history of the SEA Games. – Bernama