KOTA ISKANDAR, Nov 1 ― The Johor government does not rule out the possibility of announcing this Sunday a special holiday in the state in the event the Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football team win the Malaysia Cup on Saturday.
Johor State Secretary Datuk Azmi Rohani said the move would be made in respect to the Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, as well as to appreciate the Southern Tigers persistence to bring home the prestigious trophy.
“If JDT manage to win, the declaration would be made to thank the players and supporters for helping bring back the title for the first time in 25 years.
“It is also a tribute to the support given by the people of Johor to JDT, allowing it create success after success so far,” he said in a statement here today.
He said the Sultan of Johor wanted people to be informed about the declaration earlier to make it easier for them make prior arrangements, as Sunday is a working day in Johor.
Azmi also called on Johor football fans to head to the Shah Alam Stadium this Saturday to give their full support to the JDT team. ― Bernama