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        GLT1011 Technical Writing Skill in English

Semester 2, Session 2017/2018

The Need Of One Week Holiday For Three Main Festivals

Title: Proposal Report

Teaching Group: Group 11

Lecturer’s Name: Encik Mohamed Iskandar Bin Rahmad Sukor

Students’ Name: Cheo Shi Ying (KIL160009)

                             Chia Yong Chew (KIL160010)

                             Choong Pui Kar (KIL160012)

                             Jennifer Cheah Zhi Yee (KIL160023)

Date of Submission: 18th May 2018



Prepared for

Madam Noorihan binti Ali Yusoff, Head of Admission and Record Section

Division of Academic

University of Malaya

Prepared by

Cheo Shi Ying

Chia Yong Chew

Choong Pui Kar

Jennifer Cheah Zhi Yee

May 18, 2018


The problem of insufficient holidays given during the three main festivals has been an issue among UM students. According to the evidence from our research, most of the UM students claimed that they are unable to celebrate their festival with their family due to short period of holidays given. This phenomenon greatly affects the relationship between them with their family members and the tradition culture will be gradually forgotten due to the lack of practices.

This problem can be fixed by giving one week holidays during the three main festivals with e-learning week to ensure that the students will be having sufficient holidays to celebrate festivals and to spend time with their beloved families.

There is no costing needed for this proposed solution. In fact, solving this problem will enable the UM students to strengthen the bonding among their family members and to celebrate the traditions inherited by our ancestors.





1.1 Problem        1

1.2 Solution        1

1.3 Objective        1

1.4 Background        2

1.5 Data Sources        4

1.6 Scope and Limitations        4


2.1 Methods        5

2.2 Scheduling        6

2.3 Cost        7

3.0 CONCLUSION        8

4.0 GLOSSARY        9

5.0 WORK CITED        10


APPENDIX: Questionnaire        11



Figure 1: Expectation Of holiday duration for festival celebration.        2

Figure 2: Satisfactory Of holiday duration arranged by Student Welfare.        3

Figure 3: Solutions prefer To lengthen the holidays for festival celebration.        3

Figure 4: Academic Calendar for 2018/2019 session.        5

Table 1: Schedule for whole progress.        6


  1. Problem

The holidays given during the three main festivals which are Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Chinese New Year and Deepavali are insufficient for the students in UM. For example, during the Deepavali 2017, the festival celebrated by the Indians fell on 18 October 2017 which was week 6 in the academic calendar 2017/2018. This has caused some issues to the Indian students as they were unable to celebrate their festival due to only two days of holidays given. Instead, they needed to complete the assignments and to prepare for the test as well. Same goes to the Chinese Students, the holidays given are 4 days included Chinese New Year Eve. For Malay students, Hari Raya will be shifted earlier than the previous year. Consequently, the Hari Raya will be approximated to fall on the lecture week. If only few days of holiday are given to the Malay students, it will arise a lot of problems which will be discussed later. The worst case is that most of the students will choose to skip class as they need to go back hometown earlier to avoid traffic jam. Therefore, to be fair to all ethnic students, there is the need of one-week holiday for three main festivals in Malaysia.

  1. Solution

It is without a shadow of a doubt that one of the main procedures in curbing this ever-growing issue is by none other than increasing all holidays related to festive seasons to one week. It may seem like a funny response however this is the most direct step and option we have to achieve the best of all worlds. The time period of one weeks is set according to the response of the respondents we surveyed and hence one week seems to be the most appropriate length of time which will satisfy the needs of our fellow students. This may seem to be like a very drastic approach but it is guaranteed to make an impact. However, there are still many other solutions such as conducting e-learning week and voiding study week.



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