It is the middle month of Ramadan. Everyone is busy preparing for the Eid (Hari Raya Aidilfitri).
For city folk in KL, the traffic is going to be more hectic as they flock in to the hottest spot, such as Jalan Masjid India and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. The outlets on those two streets offer various deals for customers as they are looking for the cheapest bargains in town. To make it worse, Selangoreans will take advantage of Nuzul Quran, a public holiday in the state to go to the bustling Indian Mosque Road (Jalan Masjid India) to do some shopping.
The states in Malaysia apart from Selangor that have it are Penang, Pahang, Perlis, Kelantan, and Terengganu. Why other states as well as federal territories do not get this opportunity?
If the Government gave KL and Putrajaya Thaipusam a public holiday, the same should be applied to Nuzul Quran, considering that Islam is the official religion of Malaysia. This will also enable folks in KL and Putrajaya doing some shopping for Eid (Hari Raya). I hope the government will also consider Nuzul Quran as a nationwide public holiday for the shopping convenience of the people.
[UPDATE : The Government through the Government Gazette released on the 28th of November 2013 had declared that Nuzul al-Quran is the public holiday for the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya with effect from 1st of January 2014. So, that will (NOT shall) be a rejoice for those folk in 2 FTs. Alhamdulillah [Thank Allah (God)!]I shall (NOT I will) be shopping for my green Baju Melayu.]