KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 21 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) has urged more Malaysians to take the opportunity to invest in Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) in conjunction with the Malaysian Unit Trust Week (MSAM) 2017.
He said the National Fatwa Council had ruled that investing in Amanah Saham Nasional (ASN) and ASB is ‘harus’ (permissible).
“This is because Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) does not invest in gambling and liquor activities which is clearly ‘haram’ (forbidden).
“Investing in ASB is a wise move due to its high returns. I hope more people will take this opportunity to increase their savings,” Najib said on his Facebook and Twitter tonight.
The prime minister also uploaded several infographics on the advantages of investing in ASB including no advance fee, low-risk, higher returns than conventional banks and immediate withdrawal during emergency.
Earlier, Najib had launched the MSAM 2017, themed ‘PNB 360 Investment’, in Temerloh, Pahang today.
The six-day event, is participated by 12 companies under the PNB Group including Malayan Banking Berhad, Sime Darby Berhad, I&P Group Sdn Bhd, SP Setia and UMW Holdings Berhad. — Bernama