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Fact check: 4-Day Holiday During Elections? No, The Viral  Notice Is Fake 

Claim– 4 day vacation has been announced from 5 to 8 January due to the election
Fact– Only  January 7  has been declared as a holiday due to the election

An image of a purported notification signed supposedly by Soniya Hasan, an additional secretary of the Ministry of Public Administration, has been circulating online. The viral notification claims that a four-day government holiday has been declared from January 5 to 8, 2024, in observance of the 12th National Parliament election. See the posts here, here, and here

See the screenshot here-

SS of the viral post of Fake Notice
courtesy: Facebook/User

Newschecker-Bangladesh has verified this claim as false. 

Fact check/Verification

Upon conducting a Google keyword search we discovered that the viral “4-day holiday notice” is edited and does not match the original notice issued by the Ministry of Public Administration. See the original notice here- Ministry Of Public Administration

Looking forward to the upcoming 12th national parliament election of Bangladesh on January 7 the Ministry of Public Administration has announced a general holiday on January 7. See the original notice here-

The notice was published on 28th of December, 2023 signed by Sonia Hasan, an undersecretary from the concerned ministry. According to the original notice, a general holiday has been announced on 7 January 2024 Sunday due to the election. 

On the other hand, we have noticed several flaws in the viral notice which include spelling errors, wrong dates, and memorandum numbers. 

Conclusion

The viral notice announcing a 4-day holiday due to the elections is fake and edited. 

Result: False

Our Sources
 Ministry Of Public Administration 


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