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Community 26 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

The cost of living has gone up with GST, especially for old folk

SENIOR citizen A. Selvarajah’s wallet is set back by at least RM100 each month ever since the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on April 1.

Community 15 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Sad and mad over recent events

EVENTS in the past two weeks have made me disappointed, angry, sad, mad and exasperated.

Community 04 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Home-cooked delights at women’s gathering

A scrumptious spread of 17 home-cooked dishes was served to 350 guests and members of more than 20 societies under the PCTH.

Community 28 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Many happy with EPF’s Syariah-compliant retirement savings scheme proposal

MANY Muslims in Ipoh are lauding the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for coming up with the idea to introduce Syariah-compliant retirement savings to its members as a way to improve its current scheme.

Community 27 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

EPF proposal draws flak

MANY feel the Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) proposal to allow members who keep their money in the fund till the age of 100 to continue receiving dividends is illogical.

Community 25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Many with minimum wages in favour of higher EPF contributions

ALTHOUGH the first proposal made by the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) to extend the full withdrawal age from 55 to 60 has drawn flak, many are more receptive towards its second one.

Community 24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

EPF withdrawal at 55 stays, says PM

PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s announcement that the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) withdrawal age will remain at 55 has been lauded by the people.

Community 18 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Retirement woes for Malaysians

THE Government has again raised the topic on Employees Provident Fund (EPF) members not having enough money to finance their living during old age.

Views 17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Split opinions over EPF’s proposal to increase age limit for withdrawal

LIFE expectancy in Malaysia is about 75 years. Our neighbour Singapore has an average life expectancy of about 82 years and for the sake of comparison, in the Philippines, it’s about 68 years.

Community 14 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Plan now for your future retirement fund

IT COMES as no surprise to most workers that their savings in the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will be insufficient in future.