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PM announces holiday on polling eve and day

He says this is to allow Malaysians to fulfil their responsibility to vote at the general election.

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An Election Commission worker puts up a poster detailing the voting process at a voting centre in Port Dickson today. Photo: Bernama
An Election Commission worker puts up a poster detailing the voting process at a voting centre in Port Dickson today. Photo: Bernama

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced a holiday on Nov 18 and 19, in order to allow Malaysians to fulfil their responsibility to vote at the 15th general election (GE15). 

“The right to vote is a right guaranteed in the constitution and I don't want a single person to be prevented from voting," he said at a Cuepacs event in Putrajaya.

He also said that 30 highway concessionaires had agreed to go toll-free on those days. 

Toll-free travel will commence from 12.01am on Nov 18 until 11.59pm on Nov 19, for all private vehicles.

Early voting for GE15 will be held tomorrow while polling is on Nov 19. 

Ismail said the government had also agreed that the November salary payment for civil servants be brought forward to Nov 17, while pensions will be paid on Nov 14.
 
"This is expected to ease the burden of civil servants planning to travel to fulfil their responsibilities as voters," he said.

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