Finance Ministry denies receiving Tengku Zafrul’s resignation letter

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The Ministry of Finance (MoF) today denied receiving its Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz’s resignation letter which went viral today.

On the ministry’s official Twitter account, the MoF said Tengku Zafrul still remains as Finance Minister to ensure that the welfare and well-being of Keluarga Malaysia are safeguarded during the national economic recovery phase.

The statement was issued by the MoF following a viral letter on social media today, alleged to be the resignation of Tengku Zafrul from his ministerial post.

The letter went viral one day after the denial made by Tengku Zafrul yesterday in relation to his resignation as a minister.

The finance minister has been beset by resignation rumours after the government announced the fourth round of Employees Provident Fund (EPF) withdrawals.

Back in January, Zafrul said that he would rather resign as the finance minister than compromise on a fourth “one-off” special EPF withdrawal scheme.

Zafrul and the EPF were against another round of withdrawals saying it would compromise the future of contributors.

The minister also cautioned that the fund may be forced to sell its overseas assets if it was to facilitate more emergency withdrawals.

However, the government announced a change in stance on Wednesday, allowing contributors to withdraw another RM10,000 from their retirement savings.