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Syed Saddiq Proposes Two-Day Holiday For Deepavali Following Students’ Dissatisfaction

today17 October 2022

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source: The Malaysian Reserve

Muda president Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, following nearly 500 messages mostly from Hindu students discussing their dissatisfaction towards the mere one-day holiday practice during Deepavali season, has called for a two-day holiday instead.

“Why is the Deepavali holiday for only a day? That’s the most common message I receive from students. Furthermore, Monday is a holiday, and the next day they are expected to attend class again. I propose it be extended, for the sake of fairness, just like Aidilfitri and CNY. We should sympathise with them,” he said.

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Written by: Lara Lee