EPF PRIORITISES SAFETY OF MEMBERS AND STAFF IN LIGHT OF EPF MIRI INCIDENT
KUALA LUMPUR, 8 January 2021: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) wishes to reassure the public that there were no deaths or injuries arising from a fire bomb incident that was thrown at the Miri EPF branch at approximately 2 pm today.
The EPF views this incident seriously and is working closely with the authorities to investigate the matter as such acts are not only criminal, but also endangers visitors and our staff. The EPF wishes to point out that violence is never a solution and that Malaysia has avoided much of the civil strife of recent years that have emerged in various parts of the world. This act is not in keeping with the culture and values of Malaysia.
The EPF also wishes to reassure all visitors to its branches as well as all staff that their safety and security is a priority and of utmost importance. While there was only minor damage to the property at the Miri branch, the EPF will provide the fullest assistance to the authorities to ensure that the individual or individuals who planned and carried out this criminal act be dealt with according to the full force of the law.
Issued by the EPF Media Desk
Corporate Affairs Department
8 January 2021
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The Employees Provident Fund (“EPF”) is one of the oldest retirement funds in the world. Established in 1951, the EPF is a social-security organisation focused on safeguarding member savings and delivering excellent services. In recent years, in line with its vision of helping members achieve a better future, the EPF has expanded its role to encompass the creation of a comprehensive social well-being ecosystem. Today, the EPF remains steadfast in its commitment to members through consistent efforts to update and improve itself, in order to build the foundation for sustainable, holistic and equitable well-being for all Malaysians