Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Petaling Jaya, Nov 23: The MCA Petaling Jaya Utara and Petaling Jaya Selatan launched a 1Malaysia PJ Service Team to assist the community in various fields, including legal services.
Launching the team here, Finance Deputy Minister Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai, who is also Selangor MCA Chief, hoped that more volunteers could join this service team to create a better environment for the Petaling Jaya community.He also hoped more such service teams would be set up by party members in the state.
One of the team’s eight volunteers, Chew Hoong Ling, said among other assistance, the group will be helping people to fill up the 1Malaysia People’s Aid forms (BR1M), the 1MCA member group insurance scheme and organising health checks.
The team aims to create awareness among the public and attract more volunteers as well, she said.
Meanwhile another member, Sheah Kok Fah said the team has eight members andabout 20 helpers at present and that ” we hope that by the end of this year, wecan have around 100 team members, so that we can serve the people of PJ better.”
Monday, November 26, 2012
他說，國人的平均壽命已經從1957年的超過50歲，女性58.2歲、男性55.8歲，增加了 20多歲，即女性平均可活至76歲，男性平均壽命是72歲，因此政府將私人領域員工退休年齡提昇到60歲，除了協助國家的經濟發展，也能避免公積金會員提 前用完存款，導致退休生活面對困難。
KUALA LUMPUR: THE current policy of allowing Employees Provident Fund (EPF) members to withdraw their savings at the age of 55 will be maintained.
Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Donald Lim said despite calls from various quarters to raise the withdrawal age to 60 following Parliament's passing of the Minimum Retirement Age Bill in July, the policy would not be changed for the time being.
"As for now, we have no plans to change the policy and the government will not make any amendments at this point," he said in reply to Datuk Idris Harun (BN-Tangga Batu) yesterday.
Currently, contributors are allowed to make partial EPF withdrawals at 50 and full withdrawals of their savings upon their retirement at age 55.
Lim had said that there was a possibility that the age for full withdrawal from the EPF by contributors would be raised to 60 years and partial withdrawal to 55.
Lim was also reported as saying EPF was looking at providing a transition period for contributors who have already planned to withdraw their contributions within the next few years.
For the new withdrawal age to take effect, it would mean that the Employees Provident Fund Act 1991 would need to be amended.