ALOR SETAR, Jan 24 — The Kedah government has agreed to declare this Feb 5 as an occasional holiday in conjunction with Thaipusam.

 Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor, in a statement today, said the decision was made at a state executive council meeting held last Jan 18.

“This is to facilitate the Hindu community in the state in celebrating the religious event with their families, while for the non-Hindus, it is hoped it will provide them with the best possible benefit considering that the day falls on a Sunday (long weekend),” he said.


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