Government offices to remain closed this week following election

10 May 18

MALAYSIA

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday following Wednesday’s general election. Offices will reopen Monday.

What does the change mean? Employers who need government services, including services from the MYXpats Centre or eXpats Service Centre, may need to adjust timelines and should expect delays when offices reopen.

  • Implementation time frame: May 9-11.
  • Visas/permit affected: All government immigration services, including MYXpats Centre and eXpats Service Centre services.
  • Who is affected: Employers and foreign nationals in Malaysia.
  • Business impact: Businesses may need to make adjustments to timelines because of the closures.

Background: Offices were closed Wednesday when voters went to the polls for Malaysia’s 14th general election. Offices were initially expected to reopen Thursday, but government officials subsequently announced that they would remain closed for the remainder of the week.

BAL Analysis: Employers who need services should expect delays and plan accordingly.

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