KUALA LUMPUR | According to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), the government has never made any decision to raise the retirement age to 65 as what has gone viral in social media recently.

It is believed the claim was based on a local newspaper that was dated 11 April, which was a quote from the views of a professor.

“It was only the views of a professor and not an official statement by the government,” the MCMC said through its portal sebenarnya.my.

The Future Labor Market (EU-ERA) predicted the retirement age in Malaysia would rise from 60 to 65 during the next several years, according to an article that was published four months ago.

Based on the article, the mandatory retirement age in Malaysia which has been set at 60 was relatively lower compared to other countries.