When Malaysia won the AFF Suzuki Cup on the evening of the 29th of December, it marked the first time in 21 years that the senior football team had won an international tournament.
The same evening, the Prime Minister declared New Year’s Eve a national public holiday.
That could cause some confusion – what if I’ve already applied for annual leave and it was approved way before the tournament started? Can I replace it with another day?
Update 15th Jan 2011: our admin section said what would be done would be simply this: the number of days that I applied for leave would simply be deducted by one.
What were other dates which were unexpectedly declared national public holidays? On Saturday 16th May 1992 Malaysia won the Thomas Cup after a 25-year wait – was the next Monday a public holiday?
Whatever it is, that’d be one extra day for whatever one would like to do, like training for that upcoming sports meet or even somedog training…