EPF - Horses’ Mouths – 4 January 2016

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We have more than four million active contributors in EPF. Higher dividend would add more value to their retirement savings. Private sector workers from the lower income group have to contend with the hike in public transportation fares and higher toll rates for certain major highways in and around the Klang Valley. These factors had impacted the lifestyle of workers as they hardly could save from their monthly wages and as such, EPF is the only savings they could keep for their retirement.

A Balasubramaniam, Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) deputy secretary-general, saying that private sector workers are hoping for a higher dividend pay out by the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) this year to cope with the rising cost of living and the impact from the Goods and Services Tax (GST)



Ahmad Maslan’s advice

You can make excuses or you can just do it.

Ahmad Maslan, eputy International Trade and Industry Minister urged Malaysians, asking Malaysians to follow he PKPK – Pendidikan, Kemahiran, Produktiviti, Keusahawanan (Education, Skillset, Productivity, Entrepreneurship) formula – in order to increase one’s income



Rayani Air’s advisor

Our plan is that once Datuk Dr Haron Din has had enough rest, we will meet him to appoint him as our adviser.

Jaafar Zamhari, Rayani Air managing director, wanting PAS Murshidul Am Dr Haron Din as its adviser 



Dirty politics

This Yang Berhormat is obviously basing his allegations on his own biased opinion and not on the accounts nor on the interviews of the many witnesses that the PAC have called on so far – and certainly not based on what the auditors have told us.

Liang Teck Meng, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) member, advising a colleage to stop playing “disgusting dirty politics” and focus on evidence-based investigations on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)




All quarters have been urged not to make any speculations until the announcement, which will be made soon

Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaaafar, Natural Resources and Environment Minister, urging everyone to stop speculating on the bauxite issue until an announcement is made by the Pahang state government 



Terengganu’s vape ban

Alhamdulillah (praise be to Allah) in today's meeting, vape traders unanimously accepted the state government's decision to ban vape sales beginning Jan 1 after the state fatwa council declared the items as 'haram'. We will help the affected traders to venture into a different business field with financial assistance from Terengganu Islamic Affairs and Malay Customs Council (Maidam) and the Terengganu Entrepreneur Development Foundation (YPU).

Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman, Terengganu Menteri Besar, giving vape traders six months to clear their existing stock following the state government's decision to ban the sale of vaping products effective Jan 1




1MDB, for all the billions, has not input into the economic growth of the country. Every effort must be made to bring back confidence and trust in economic and social governance.

Rafidah Aziz, former Umno minister, insisting that 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) has not contributed to the country's economic growth despite its "billions"

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