Connect with us

Social Stories

EPF CEO Slammed For Not Giving A Straight Answer During Interview


Wob 003 1
Source: Facebook

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Many Employees Provident Fund (EPF) depositors are in a tight squeeze right now, what more with the pandemic still up and alive around the country, impacting income for both the B40 and M40 group.

As desperation and despair hitting a certain few, the i-Sinar initiative was a move that many were eagerly anticipating as the moratorium on bank loans came to an end.

Following the announcement of the i-Sinar initiative during the tabling of Budget 2021, EPF has since come up with their own requirements to the dismay of the public – among them stating that i-Sinar will be given to those whose income has been reduced by 30%.

Explaining more on the matter, was EPF CEO himself, Tunku Alizakri Raja Muhammad Alias in an interview with TV3 that ended with people getting much angrier following the assumptions he made.

Let’s watch the video.

In the interview, the session began with the question, “Let’s talk about the first criteria put in place where those who experience a 30% reduction in salary can apply for Category 1 and Category 2.”

“Imagine a situation where Faiz has an income of RM10,000 a month and because of the pandemic has seen a reduction of 30% in his income, so he earns RM7,000 a month. Based on this criterion he is eligible for the i-Sinar initiative.”

Wob 001

“Imagine a second situation: Khatijah has an income of RM2,000 and she suffered a 20% salary cut which leaves her with only an income of RM1,600. Does this mean that she is not eligible for assistance?”

Here is what the CEO answered.

“For the case of Khatijah, yes, she may have had a reduction of 20% in salary, it is possible that Khatijah too may have a side business selling morsels, so she may have another source of income that is other than her base salary.”


This triggered many angry responses from netizens, as many slammed Alizakri for making assumptions without giving the answer that the people wanted to hear.

Wob 002

“Not everybody has a side income. I felt like punching the TV. He didn’t even attempt to give a straight answer.”

Wob 003

“So he is expecting everyone to have a side income? Or is he confused at who he is supposed to provide assistance to?”

Wob 004

“This CEO has no idea how to answer the interviewer’s questions. All he had to do was answer whether she was eligible or not. Not talk about how she needed to bring bank statements etc.”

For now, only time will tell as to what EPF’s next move will be. Stay tuned for more updates.


Also read: KWSP Members Can Choose To Reduce Their Contributions To 9% For 2021Wob 007 



Source: Facebook
Source: Facebook
Source: Facebook
Source: Facebook

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Collage 7 2 Collage 7 2
News9 hours ago

“We’re grateful for your support” – MBO Cinemas in PJ Mall Announces Sudden Closure Effective TODAY

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 virus has rendered some businesses to mellow down, including cinemas. Movie enthusiasts, however, will still rush to...

Collage 6 2 Collage 6 2
News17 hours ago

“I’ve killed her” – Man Turns Himself in to PDRM After Murdering His Wife Who Wanted a Divorce

Sometimes, not all connections are meant to last. What we shall do (as tough as it is) is to pick...

Collage 2024 06 21T104144.669 Collage 2024 06 21T104144.669
News17 hours ago

Study: Malaysia Scores 5.8/10 for Safety from the State in Human Rights

In a recent study, a global rights monitor found that Malaysians had less freedom to feel safe from their government,...

121212 121212
News2 days ago

Sultan Johor Sets Record with RM1.75M Bid for “FFF 1” Plate Number, Hopes to Benefit Rakyat!

On February 20th, His Majesty the King of Malaysia, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ibrahim, made headlines by winning the bid...

My Post 1 2024 06 20T101046.427 My Post 1 2024 06 20T101046.427
News2 days ago

British Researchers Have Detected Signals That Could Lead to the Discovery of MH370

10 years after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, new signs have popped up as British researchers detected signals...

My Post 1 2024 06 19T170718.079 My Post 1 2024 06 19T170718.079
News2 days ago

Pudu LRT Passengers had the Fright of Their Lives After Train Became Hot Due to Very Close Building on Fire

Imagine being on the LRT, like any other day, only for the LRT to suddenly be surrounded by heat and...

Collage 5 2 Collage 5 2
News2 days ago

Man in China Accidentally Kills Cheating Wife After Beating Her Buttocks for 20 Mins Straight With a Shoe

Man or woman, it’s never easy to deal with a cheating partner. Resorting to physical violence, however, is never an...

My Post 1 2024 06 19T162109.519 My Post 1 2024 06 19T162109.519
News2 days ago

Thai Medical Intern Uses Muay Thai Skills to Fight Off Drunk Nursing Assistant’s Assault

As women, we’re constantly told to sign up for and attend self-defence classes to be able to protect ourselves when...


Latest Videos