Tuesday, 13 February 2018 | MYT 1:57 PM
EPF fire: No, your retirement plan is not up in smoke
PETALING JAYA: The savings and data of all Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contributors are safe despite the fire that broke out at its building at Jalan Gasing here Tuesday.
"We would like to assure members that there has been no compromise to the data integrity or members' savings in any manner," the EPF said in a statement.
The fund said its EPF Crisis Response team worked closely with the Fire and Rescue Department to ensure that the fire did not spread to any other floor or to surrounding areas.
"As the safety of customers and staff is our prime concern, the building has been totally evacuated, and the office and counter services are closed until further notice.
"We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and will provide an update once the branch is back in operation," it added.
The EPF said that members and employers who wish to perform any EPF transactions are advised to contact or visit their nearest EPF branch.
Alternatively, members may call the EPF Contact Management Centre at 03-8922 6000 or forward their enquiries via the myEPF website.
The fire broke out at about 11.50am on Tuesday, engulfing about 40% of the six-floor building in flames, according to the Fire and Rescue Department.
No casualties have been reported so far and the blaze was brought under control.