PETALING JAYA: A WhatsApp message that has gone viral claiming that no withdrawals can be made from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for the next six months is not true.
In a statement issued Tuesday (Feb 13), EPF said that members and employers who wish to perform any EPF transactions can contact or visit their nearest EPF branch.
Alternatively, members may call the EPF Contact Management Centre at 03-8922 6000 or forward their enquiries via the myEPF website
The viral message claimed that the EPF system will be inaccessible to the public as “restoration works” needed to be carried out due to the “mysterious fire” that broke out at its building at Jalan Gasing here.
The fire broke out at about 11.50am on Tuesday, engulfing about 40% of the six-floor building, according to the Fire and Rescue Department.
No casualties have been reported so far and the blaze was brought under control.