No Plans To Increase Retirement Age To 65

The Government is not planning to increase the mandatory retirement age from 60 to 65, as reported by some media.

In a statement, Women, Family and Community Development Minister, Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said, the matter has to be refined through extensive research, as it involves various agencies, and a complete policy change.

She however said, the government is always open to any suggestions from all parties, including the Public Service Department, JPA, regarding the matter.

Datuk Seri Rohani further explained the current “support structure”, which includes departments such as the Employees Provident Fund EPF, has only started adjusting the retirement age to 60.

If the government keeps on raising the retirement age, those who are supposed to be promoted, could be affected.