KUALA LUMPUR, 13 February 2018: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will conduct an immediate investigation into the cause of the fire at its Petaling Jaya branch today and also assess safety measures on all of its other buildings and branches nationwide.
EPF Chief Executive Officer Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan said, “We are thankful that we were able to ensure first and foremost the safety of our staff and visitors to our branches and offices. We apologise to all who were affected by the incident and are grateful to the fire department who responded so quickly and managed to contain the blaze within 30 minutes.”
Following the statement by Deputy Director-General of the Fire and Rescue Services Department that the fire was ignited by a spark on the external cladding of the building, Datuk Shahril added, “We are very concerned that our external cladding could have been the cause of the fire and will certainly extend our fullest cooperation to the authorities. Even though the fire only affected the external part of the building, I have instructed the PJ branch to be closed until all necessary action has been taken to ensure the building is safe.”
The EPF reassures that member and employer services are not affected by the incident and all transactions can be conducted as per normal at its other branches nationwide or online via the i-Akaun app.
For latest update on the fire incident, please visit EPF website at new.epf.gov.my.
About the Employees Provident Fund (EPF)
The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is Malaysia’s premier retirement savings fund to help its members achieve adequate savings for a comfortable retirement. This is in line with EPF’s vision to help members achieve a better future and the mission to safeguard members’ savings and deliver excellent services. The EPF has evolved significantly from transaction-centric to a professional fund management organisation with a strong focus on retirement security. The EPF is guided by a robust and professional governance framework when making investment decisions. It continues to play a catalytic role in the nation’s economic growth and seeks to cultivate a savings and investment culture among its members to improve the country’s financial literacy level.