Pos Malaysia Berhad
is a post services company in Malaysia
. The organisation was restructured in 1992 from being a governmental owned Malaysian Postal Services Department
or Jabatan Perkhidmatan Pos Malaysia
into a business corporation.
Pos Malaysia provides postal and related services, transport logistics, printing and insertion, counter collection and payment agency services for a range of financial transactions, such as bill payments, remittance, insurance and unit trusts.
The company holds an exclusive concession to provide mail services through its network of over 850 branches and mini post offices in Malaysia.
The history of Pos Malaysia Berhad can be traced back to the early 19th century with the establishment of postal services first in the Straits Settlements
in which it would cover the whole Malaya by early 20th century.
Letters were then conveyed through dispatch riders or special messengers. Instead of postage stamps, fees were collected when letters were handed in at the Post Office. Letters posted were given a receipt.
The system later changed when the Indian stamps overprinted with crown and Straits' stamps overprinted with dollars and cents were introduced in 1867. The first inaugural definitive set of postage stamps was introduced in 1901.
It was also started as a medium for the transmissions of letters, newspapers and business documents. The postal service soon evolved into a multiple services provider. It began to venture into parcel... Read More