Monday, December 12, 2016

Malaysia 2016 - World Post Day - Posmen Komuniti

ISSUE DATE: 9 October 2016
THEME: Posmen Komuniti
STAMP SIZE: 50 x 30 mm

Posmen Komuniti is one of the projects under the Pelan Transformasi Pos Sabah Sarawak (PTPSS) with the objective to widen mail coverage and improve delivery service in the rural areas. This initiative is a joint collaboration between Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM), Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and Pos Malaysia.


Since its inception in 2010, there are 450 Posmen Komuniti in Sabah and Sarawak deliver postal items from house to house in the rural areas where normal postmen could not get to. The Posmen Komuniti are mainly the locals in the area, appointed to serve as agents to deliver postal products to their community, as well as to accept postal items for delivery.

The Posmen Komuniti delivers and manages their daily tasks by using different means of transportation. Depending on their unique surroundings and logistical challenges, some of them ride on horses, bicycles or long boats/sampan, and some by walking and using motorcycles or cars.

Delivering postal items on horseback is very unique and can only be found in the district of Kota Belud, Sabah. This special way to deliver mail has received recognition the Malaysia Book of Records on 26 March 2016 as the “First Community Horseback Postmen” in Malaysia. 

In some rural areas in Sarawak, long boats/sampan are used by the Posmen Komuniti to deliver postal items. These are mainly areas where the river is used as the main channel to reach roads are still not available from the nearest town.

Apart from using cars or motorcycles, there is also Posmen Komuniti who uses bicycle to deliver postal items. This mode of transportation is commonly used in areas or villages with small roads/lanes.




Stamp images thanks to POS MALAYSIA

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