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New Policies and Big Events in December!

30/11/2022

It’s the last month of 2022! Let’s take a look at the new policies and big events this December.

1. Public Holidays
There are three public holidays in December, two of which are state specific holidays and only one is a national public holiday.
December 11 (Sunday): Sultan of Selangor’s Birthday (Selangor only)
24 December (Saturday): Christmas Eve (Sabah only)
25 December (Sunday): Christmas Day (National)

2. School Holidays
Primary and secondary schools will enjoy a 24-day year-end holiday from 10 December onwards.
Group A States (Kedah, Johor, Kelantan and Terengganu)
End of Year Holiday: 9 December – 31 December 2022
Back to School Day: 1 January 2023

Group B States (Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya)
Year-end Holiday: 10 December – 31 December 2022
Back to School Day: 3 January 2023

3. Mini Budget
The new Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Anwar, will present the mini-budget to the Parliament on December 19. It is expected that the mini-budget will announce the details of next year’s aid disbursement. Anwar will also present a motion of confidence in Parliament.

4. Housewives Social Insurance Scheme
The Housewives Social Insurance Scheme (SKSSR) will be open for application from December 1, 2022, and housewives can apply for compensation from social insurance agencies in case of accidents while doing housework. The annual fee for SKSSR is RM120 and must be paid in advance.

5. DASH Elevated Boulevard
The toll fee will be levied from 1st December onwards. The toll fee for ordinary cars (excluding taxis and buses) is RM2.30, while the toll fee for lorries is RM4.60, towing lorries is RM6.90, taxis is RM1.20 and buses is RM2.30.

6. Penang Water Production
In view of the upgrading of the Sungai Lai Water Filtration Station, water supply will be available from December 2 to 4, 2022 in various areas of North and Central Wui. It is expected that 200,000 customers will be affected by the water supply from 10pm on December 2 to 10pm on December 4, 2022.

7. Genting Winterland
Genting Winterland will be held at Genting SkyWorlds Central Park from December 1, 2022 to January 1, 2023, where everyone can go to Genting to take photos to hit the ground running and feel the strong Christmas atmosphere.

8. PBe APP deposit time deposit
PB engage MY APP will support the opening, depositing and withdrawal services of time deposits from December 15 onwards. In addition, older iPhone models will no longer be able to use PBe APP from December 15. iOS 10 and 11 have been classified as obsolete operating systems.

9. BYD Electric Vehicle Launch
The BYD Atto 3 will be launched in Malaysia at the Grand Launch, which will take place from December 9 to December 11, 2022.

10. World Cup
The World Cup knockout stages will be held from December 3 to December 18, 2022. The final will be held on December 18, 2022 at 11:00 p.m.

11. TNG eWallet Visa Card
Touch ‘n Go eWallet will launch the Visa Prepaid Card in December, which will be available at all Visa-enabled stores. Users do not need to manually recharge their Visa Prepaid Card.

12. Quadruple Witching Day
Quadruple witching day is the Friday of the third week of each quarter (March, June, September and December) when all financial derivatives in the U.S. stock market expire and make a settlement and delivery. The last quadruple witching day of the year falls on December 16.

13. Maybank Secure2u
According to the news issued by Maybank, users who previously could only verify transactions via SMS TAC when making FPX transfers will now be able to do so via Secure2u. This measure will take effect from December 6, 2022. As for JomPAY, as of December 6, 2022, it will be possible to verify transactions only via Secure2u and no longer via SMS TAC.

14. Altel Closure
ALTEL Prepaid will cease its services as of December 31, 2022, as a result of the restructuring of ALTEL Group’s business activities.

15. Meteor shower
The Geminid meteor shower is most active from early to mid-December, and will occur on the night of December 14, when 150 meteors are expected to cross the sky every hour.

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