| Malaysia | 6 April 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Sikh in the Malaysian civil service are entitled to take unrecorded leave for Vaisakhi on 14 April as announced by Prime Minister Mohd Najib Razak in 2012.
It was captured in a circular entitled ‘Cuti tanpa rekod perayaan Vaisakhi’ (Unrecorded leave for Vaisakhi celebration) issued by the Public Services Department (PSD) on 31 Jan 2013.
The letter says: “We are pleased to announce that based on Prime Minister’s announcement on 7 May 2012, the Government has agreed that all civil servants of the Sikh faith to be made avail of the facility of the unrecorded leave for the Vaisakhi celebration on 14 April every year from 2013 to allow them to fulfil their religious obligations.”
The circular was signed by the then Deputy Director General of Public Service (Development) Farida Mohd Ali.
It was addressed to the secretary generals of the Federal Government ministries, heads of departments at the Federal Government, state governments’ secretaries, statutory bodies and local governments.
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