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Various Factors Taken Into Account, Selangor Maintains Fri & Sat Weekend

BANDAR TUN RAZAK, 24 Nov: Selangor does not intend to follow the move by Kelantan, Kedah and the latest, Johor, in making Friday and Saturday weekends to replace Saturday and Sunday.

This was said by the Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, when asked if he intends to do so.

“No. We have no plans to change the weekend days,” he said after attending the Bandar Tun Razak Residents’ Assessment Tax Increase Protest Memorandum Handing Over Ceremony here at the Jalan Jujur morning market site yesterday.

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“No. We have no plans to change the weekend days,” he said after attending the Bandar Tun Razak Residents’ Assessment Tax Increase Protest Memorandum Handing Over Ceremony here at the Jalan Jujur morning market site yesterday.

Commenting on the same issue, the Executive Councillor in charge of Religion, Sallehen Mukhyi at a Mosque Management Proceedings Ceremony at the Datuk Yahya Ahmad Auditorium in SIRIM, said that various factors need to be taken into consideration before amending the weekend days.

“It is not easy. It involves many factors such as the opportunity to bring in investments, whether it is more profitable have other effects to the state government,” he said.

As a state that is most near, or considered to be a twin state to the nation’s capital and government administrative centre in Putrajaya, Selangor is considered a vital lifeline to daily, economic and official activities.

Although Selangor if not making Friday an off day, it consistently managed to prosper mosques in Selangor since 2008.

Unlike prior to 2008, the mosques in Selangor organises various knowledgeable programmes from morning till night for people of all ages and walks of life.

This is admitted by a well-known religious figure, the Imam Besar of the State Mosque, Ustaz Ahmad Mustaffa Mohd Sidin; a famous independent preacher, Ustaz Azhar Idrus; the Islamic Media Sdn Bhd Missionary Ambassador, Shah Kirit Kakulal Govindji, and the President of the Muslim Women’s Association of Malaysia (Salimah), Datin Aminah Zakaria.

Prior to this, the Johor Government amended the weekend days from Saturday and Sunday to Friday and Saturday.


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