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Siamese M'sians in civil service to get day off for Songkran from next year

Apr 30. 2019
Photo : The Star/ANN
Photo : The Star/ANN
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By The Star
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SEREMBAN: Malaysians of Siamese descent working in the public sector will be given a day's unrecorded leave to celebrate Songkran festival from next year.

"The government has agreed to grant unrecorded leave to allow those of Siamese descent to celebrate the occasion with their family," he said in a directive.

Based on a census conducted in 2010, there are some 50,000 Malaysian-Siamese in the country.

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