KUALA LUMPUR – Forcing people to queue up during the Covid-19 pandemic to withdraw money from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) does not make sense.
Former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak alleged that the people are disappointed and angry at the regulation and vented their frustration through the social media.
Some said that the assistance is not enough and others were angry as it comes with terms and conditions, he said in a new year address last night.
According to Najib, the people’s ‘anger’ could also be seen in the issues surrounding the government’s failure in expending the moratorium, claiming that the banks are inconsiderate.
“The power to decide does not lie in my hands. I can only bring the voice of the people and pressure the government,” he said.
He also expressed his concerns with the continuous Covid-19 threat, including the increasing number of new cases in the country.
“I pray that the number of cases do not leap to 5,000 because the vaccine could only be given to 70 percent of Malaysians by the end of next year. This means that Malaysia is continuously being challenged,” he said.
Najib also hoped that the healthcare system will not fall although he is shocked to hear the number of frontliners who are infected by Covid-19. –MalaysiaGazette