KUCHING, Nov 14: Caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Patinggi Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced Nov 18 and 19 as public holidays.
Ismail Sabri stated that the special holiday was instituted to encourage people to fulfil their civic duty and vote.
He made the announcement at the Congress of Unions of Employees in Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) groundbreaking ceremony in Putrajaya today.
Malaysians will go to the polls on Saturday (Nov 19), with early voting beginning tomorrow.
In this election, 21,173,638 eligible voters are expected to cast ballots at 9,536 polling centres across the country, according to the Election Commission (EC).
A total of 945 candidates will be vying for the 222 parliamentary seats. — DayakDaily