FRIDAY, 24 APRIL
– The guarantee by Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak that the Employees Provident Fund withdrawals remain at age 55 received positive reaction from the public.
At Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), media survey found that the announcement was welcomed by staff specially those who opted for the EPF scheme.
Kenny Uwai, 33 expressed the leader’s concern as very fair and accurate.
“At 55 years old, we can still spend the money according to our capacity, more so for those who might have university-going children. Therefore, the contributions could ease their burden,” said the Assistant Administrative Officer at the Faculty of Sciences and Natural Resources (FSSA).
For Noranizah Taufick of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (JTMK), the announcement was very encouraging, adding that the Prime Minister was a people-oriented leader.
“At that age, if given a healthy body we can still use the money to work on something like starting a business, cattle rearing and so on.
At least we can enjoy our hard-earned money saved over the years at a relatively relevant age,” he added, who had been working in UMS for three years.
Recently, many were shocked by the news that EPF withdrawals would be extended to 60 years old.
But the issue was cleared through Dato’ Seri Najib in his keynote address at the Invest Malaysia 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, yesterday. – SS (fl)
Media and Citra Division