LETTER | EPF withdrawals a real lifesaver

Sivaraman Murugiah


LETTER | For most of us, RM2 million would set us up for life. We could purchase a house, two cars, feed and educate our families without a single care.

However, sadly, for some allegedly corrupt politicians, RM2 million is nothing more than pocket change - probably spent in a night over dinner and some karaoke sessions.

When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, millions around the world were brought to their knees.

People lost their jobs, their homes and everything they had. Some were even unable to put food on the table.

I was among those badly hit and made it day by day doing part-time work and relying on handouts from the government.

The recent announcement allowing us to make a 10 percent withdrawal from our Employees Provident Fund (EPF) accounts is truly a lifesaver for many.

Thank God I had a decent job and have about RM300,000 in my EPF. Ten percent of that, RM30,000 if spent wisely can last my family of four up to a year.

Hopefully, by then, things are better.

On a personal note, I wish to thank the government, especially the prime minister for giving us this lifeline.

I believe Muhyiddin really heard the cries of the people and came to this decision.

Sometimes, a person, no matter how rich and powerful can understand the pain and suffering of others much better after undergoing some suffering themselves.

To me, Muhyiddin is definitely a cut above the rest who only care about themselves and how to squeeze the rakyat dry.

Thank you, PM, and I pray you will continue to work for the rakyat and the betterment of mankind as a whole.

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