The government has agreed to grant special leave to federal civil servants on July 8 (Friday) if Hari Raya Aidilfitri falls on July 6, chief secretary to the government Ali Hamsa announced today.
However, he said, the special leave from work would not be applicable if the first day of Raya is declared to be on July 5 (Tuesday).
“Members of the public who plan to obtain government services on the special leave day are encouraged to visit the departments and agencies before the Hari Raya public holidays,” he said in a statement.
Ali, meanwhile, thanked Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for agreeing to the special leave proposed by public servants, particularly the Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs).
“Hopefully, public servants will benefit from the special leave in celebrating Aidilfitri with their families and continue to be productive and give the best services when they return to work,” he said.