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CEO: EPF members should have a say on dividend — tiered or single

Outgoing CEO, Tunku Alizakri Alias: Tiered dividend is a very complex structure, it has both its pros as well as its disadvantages. We [the EPF] have always operated from an ‘everybody gets the same dividend’ base philosophy. Tiered dividend would actually suggest that there will be ways for us to go and deliver our dividends to our members in very different ways in the future, so again, this is a very complex issue and this is something that the EPF will have to go and touch base with our members at the end of the day because our members need to have a say in how the dividends that they will be receiving in the future should be structured.

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PPR folk want jobs, not handouts — UN study

While there were also requests for a bigger amount of aid, DM Analytics managing director Muhammed Abdul Khalid said many low-income households surveyed wanted assistance that can have a more lasting impact on their livelihoods, such as equipment to start a burger stall, a place to sell goods or a microloan to start their own business.

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