Donations to Tabung Harapan Malaysia can be made via Pos Malaysia

Tharanya Arumugam

SHAH ALAM: Malaysians looking to donate to the Tabung Harapan Malaysia can now do so via Pos Malaysia.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said 340 post offices will serve as Maybank agents to receive donations from the public.

“This is Pos Malaysia’s initiative to ease the rakyat’s efforts and wish to contribute to the country. The locations of the 340 post offices can be found on Pos Malaysia’s website,” he told reporters at the International Parcel Centre (IPC), here, today.

Gobind then shared a piece of good news that Pos Malaysia will be offering free "Kiriman Merdeka" mail delivery service in conjunction with the month of Merdeka in August.

The free mail can be sent by using the “Kiriman Merdeka” envelope available at all post offices.

Meanwhile, Gobind also called on the people to write letters to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“I urge the rakyat to write to our beloved Prime Minister and share your pride, hopes and dreams for the new Malaysia.”

The public can also purchase a special collection of SetemKu Khas Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad sold at RM93 per folder, of which RM5 will be channelled to Tabung Harapan Malaysia.

It can be bought via eziemall.com or at any post offices.

On complaints received over Pos Malaysia’s poor services, Gobind said the postal company has been tasked to review its entire postal system to tackle delivery issues raised and to better serve the public.

“We have to review and study the weaknesses of Pos Malaysia. It is not limited to one particular problem, but it is a host of problems. We have to see what is the best method to move forward.

“I have received many complaints from all via Facebook and Twitter. Some have complained they have not received their letters and parcels. I have asked Pos Malaysia to review their system and the company has expressed its commitment to work towards tackling the issue.

“They will study the issues concerned and will submit a report to me in a month’s time. We have entered a digital era where many use the Internet to purchase items. We must ensure Pos Malaysia’s services are excellent.”

Gobind said his ministry is holding discussions with the postal company to use the 691 post-offices nationwide to offer added services to the public, particularly those in the B40 group.

“We will make an announcement on this in due time. I have asked Pos Malaysia to see how post offices can offer Internet services, among others,” he added.

On a related matter, Gobind said he has also instructed Pos Malaysia to review the salaries of postmen.

“It is important to care for their welfare. I am placing focus on this. I raised this matter to Pos Malaysia who seemed to be into it. Hopefully in a month’s time, we can announce on the salary restructuring.” © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd