Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday declared voting day on May 9 a public holiday after a decision to hold elections on a workday triggered complaints that it would deter mainly opposition supporters. Photo: AFP Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday declared voting day on May 9 a public holiday after a decision to hold elections on a workday triggered complaints that it would deter mainly opposition supporters. Photo: AFP
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday declared voting day on May 9 a public holiday after a decision to hold elections on a workday triggered complaints that it would deter mainly opposition supporters. Photo: AFP

Malaysia declares May 9 election day a holiday after outcry from opposition

It was seen as a bid to ease public anger a day after the Election Commission announced that voting will be held on a Wednesday, departing from the norm of having it on a weekend

Topic |   Malaysia election
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday declared voting day on May 9 a public holiday after a decision to hold elections on a workday triggered complaints that it would deter mainly opposition supporters. Photo: AFP Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday declared voting day on May 9 a public holiday after a decision to hold elections on a workday triggered complaints that it would deter mainly opposition supporters. Photo: AFP
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday declared voting day on May 9 a public holiday after a decision to hold elections on a workday triggered complaints that it would deter mainly opposition supporters. Photo: AFP
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