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PETALING JAYA: Some 32% of Employees Provident Fund contributors (EPF) have a balance of around RM1,000 in their Account 1, Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz has revealed.

In an interview on TV3 last night, Tengku Zafrul also said 10% have a balance of around RM5,000 and below in their Account 1.

Speaking on the issue of EPF withdrawals, he said there was a need to find a long-term solution for contributors as the data showed that 42% of contributors have around RM5,000 or less in their Account 1.

“This is a structural issue which needs to be resolved because social safety nets are important, the government has to think in the medium and long term.”

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