Employees covered by the Employment Act are entitled to 11 paid (gross rate of pay) public holidays in a year.
Public holidays (PH):
New Year's Day
Chinese New Year - 1st day
Chinese New Year - 2nd day
Hari Raya Puasa
Hari Raya Haji
Public holiday is a paid working day for all employees. Holiday pay is not entitled if the employee is:
absent on the working day before or after the holiday without consent or reasonable excuse.
on approved unpaid leave.
Work on a Public Holiday:
An employee must be paid, or by mutual agreement receive a PH in lieu.