EPF assures savings safe, denies 'no withdrawal for 6 months' claim
The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has assured that its members' savings and the integrity of its data have not been compromised following a fire which ravaged its Selangor headquarters in Petaling Jaya this morning.
In a statement, EPF's corporate communications department said the Petaling Jaya office and branch have been temporarily closed until further notice.
“As the safety of customers and staff is our prime concern, total evacuation of the building has been taken, and office and counter services are closed until further notice.
“We would also like to assure members that there has been no compromise to data integrity or members' savings in any manner.
“We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and will provide an update once the branch is back in operations,” it added.
A department spokesperson also denied a viral social media post claiming EPF's system would be compromised for six months and that withdrawals could not be made.
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EPF said members and employers who wish to perform any transactions with the EPF are advised to contact or visit the nearest EPF branch.
Alternatively, members may call the EPF contact management centre at 03-8922 6000 or forward their enquiries to http://enquiry.kwsp.gov.my.
According to reports, the fire, which broke out around 11.50am, had engulfed almost 40 percent of the six-storey building.
The EPF building is one of the oldest civic buildings in the country, opening its doors in November 1960.