Sudden FT holiday bad for businesses, says Malaysians

by | Dec 2, 2021 | NEWS | 0 comments

Federal Territories Minister sudden announcement that Friday, December 3, would be a holiday due to Kuala Lumpur City FC’s Malaysia Cup triumph received more reluctance than praise.

Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim in a statement said the government had consented to the off-day that would impact Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan.

The celebration was called as it was the first time in 32 years that the cup returned to KL.

However, to the displeasure of the people, many were upset as it would harm their business.

Yiu King Ng asked, “Why is a small thing like this a holiday?”

She added that people do like holidays but on the other hand, many might lose one day pay, while just recovering from the lockdown periods.

Ramli Osman claims that Malaysia has too many holidays in the first place.

Kuala Lumpur being a commercial centre and Putrajaya the administrative centre, should be opened especially when other states are in operations for important matters.

He believes that is irresponsible for a minister to declare a public holiday just by winning a football tournament.

Generally, citizens of Kuala Lumpur hopes that the government does not make it compulsory for businesses, if not reversed.

With 2021 having to be half-wasted, the people want to return to their meetings and work on hand to recover from losses.