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Sabah to get 3 more mobile post offices

Published on: Friday, February 21, 2014

Tawau: Three more mobile post office units would be set up in Sabah and they are expected to start operations beginning the second quarter of this year, said Deputy Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Jailani Johari.

He said each of the units would be equipped accordingly to smoothen postal services, bill payments and Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) share transactions.

He was speaking at the opening of community mailboxes of Kg Sungai Pukul in Sebatik, off here, Thursday.

Sebatik Assemblyman Datuk Abdul Muis Picho and Pos Malaysia Head of Corporate Communication Datuk Rohaizah Hashim, among others, were also present.

He also presented 106 keys to the mailboxes during the event. The facility is shared by villagers of Kg Sungai Pukul, Kg Sungai Pisak Pisak and Kg Mentadak.

According to him, the government in collaboration with Pos Malaysia has spent RM20 million for the implementation of the postal service transformation plan in Sabah and Sarawak.

"In Sabah alone, 250 community postmen have been appointed for the purpose," he said, adding the transformation plan is also meant to reduce the existing rural and urban community gap.

He said the establishment of the Community Mailbox (PSM) in Pulau Sebatik to benefit more than 2,000 residents proves that Pos Malaysia is doing a lot to help the government in the best interests of the people, especially the rural folk.

He said the creation of PSM was an initiative of Pos Malaysia to ensure that people in the rural areas who did not have complete addresses and mailboxes would be able to send letters by a simple means, thereby preventing letters from going missing.

"With such a facility, the residents' letters will be sent directly to their mailboxes minus the problem of missing letters," he said.

He said the creation of the PSM also reflected the government's concern in ensuring that the services available in the urban areas could also be enjoyed by people living in rural areas.

Regarding the appointment of the community postmen, Jailani said it was one of Pos Malaysia's initiatives to facilitate the delivery of letters from house to house to ensure that no letters went missing.