Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan said today two main events would be held on April 11 – the installation ceremony in the morning and the royal banquet at night, both at the Istana Negara.
He said the declaration of the public holiday is made under Section 8 of the Holidays Act 1951 for Peninsular Malaysia and the Federal Territory of Labuan.
"Sabah and Sarawak will do the necessary in accordance with their respective state laws," he said in a statement.
Tuanku Abdul Halim, 84, was appointed the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Dec 13 last year to succeed Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu whose five-year term as the 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong ended a day earlier.
This is Tuanku Abdul Halim's second reign as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong under a system of rotation among the nine Malay Rulers. He was also the fifth Yang di-Pertuan Agong, reigning from 1970 to 1975.
Source: The Malay Mail Friday, February 24, 2012 by Bernama