Johor in Malaysia moves weekends to Friday and Saturday

A visitor walks under Chinese lanterns and decorations displayed at a shopping mall ahead of the Lunar New Year in Kuala Lumpur on January 20, 2014. The Lunar New Year falls on January 31 and marks the beginning of the Spring Festival holiday.

Malaysia's southern state of Johor is moving weekends to Friday and Saturday, so the state's Muslim population can attend Friday prayer. Private companies can choose whether to move their weekends to Friday as well, but Malaysians are divided on the issue - and it could impact investment from foreign companies.

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