14 July 2008

Civil servants get 40 days to perform haj

The Star

PUTRAJAYA: The public service department has clarified that Muslim civil servants have 40 days of special leave to perform the haj in Mecca.

Its corporate communication unit said the special leave is applicable only once during their service.

The statement read that according to General Orders 34 Chapter C and Government Circular No 4 of 1984, the holiday to perform the haj with full salary was already provided for.

Based on the clarification, issues on getting a special holiday to perform the haj, as had been raised recently, should not arise anymore, it stated.

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