Peaceful Assembly If KWSP Withdrawal Not Allowed
PGIR insists that the KWSP withdrawal is targeted and does not involve all its contributors.
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An NGO named Pertubuhan Gagasan Inovasi Rakyat Malaysia (PGIR) said it would hold a peaceful rally if the government does not allow another Employee Provident Fund (KWSP) withdrawal.
PGIR president Azmi Mohd Tahir was quoted by Utusan Malaysia as saying that the government has not proposed other ways to solve the financial problems faced by the people.
According to a survey, more than 75 per cent of the KWSP members have sufficient savings in their Account 1 for withdrawal.
Withdrawing KWSP is the last resort for members to pay their debts, live and rebuild their lives. We will not hesitate to hold a peaceful assembly.PGIR president Azmi Mohd Tahir on the need for another KWSP withdrawal.
He pointed out that although Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim mentioned that other solutions would be proposed, the government has accumulated a national debt of trillions.
As such, he questioned if the government was still in a position to help the people.
He added that government cash aid is only distributed once every three months, while people have to eat and pay o their debts daily.
The date of the rally is still being discussed, but it will be held soon.
If forced to hold a rally, we will do so according to the law because we are not trying to create a riot.PGIR president Azmi Mohd Tahir assures that the rally will be in accordance with the law.
At the same time, PGIR is also calling for KWSP members to continue to express their thoughts on social media platforms.
Azmi said they are not pressuring the government, but it needs to listen to the people’s voices.
Kalau tak mampu turunkan harga barang, naikkan gaji minimum atau apa2 lagi utk meredakan keresahan rakyat, bagi jelah duit KWSP. Kalau di Eropah, kerajaan diorg pun bagi macam2 utk hadapi inflasi skrg. US pun luluskan perbelanjaan tambahan USD 750 billion tahun lepas— stay awhile and listen (@kajidankritik) January 27, 2023
PGIR had previously held a rally demanding KWSP withdrawal at the Parliament late last year.
PGIR also claimed it carries the voice of 270,000 contributors who want targeted EPF withdrawals.
The targeted withdrawal is a one-off (one-time payment) through a single account involving contributors who are housewives and single mothers, especially those who do not have a permanent job.
In addition, it proposed that ex-dismissed private sector workers who no longer contribute after being dismissed or quit voluntarily, and find it difficult to find work due to age and health, are also allowed to withdraw their entire savings.
Contributors who are still actively contributing aged 54 and below with savings in Account 1 of more than RM20,000 can also withdraw 30 per cent from account one as needed.
#KualaLumpur PGIR menyerahkan memorandum tuntutan pencarum KWSP memohon kerajaan mempertimbangkan pelaksanaan pengeluaran KWSP 2.0 bersasar di luar pekarangan bangunan Parlimen di sini, hari ini. https://t.co/MacoH86tjh— Harian Metro (@hmetromy) December 19, 2022
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