KUCHING, Oct 9 -- Some 263 community postmen have been recruited in the state, under the Post Service Transformation Programme for Sabah and Sarawak, said Sarawak Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) director Adiman Ajem.
He said the programme currently in its fourth phase, has 96 community post representatives and nine post-on-wheels mobile units.
"This reflects the MCMC’s commitment in driving the postal services especially in the rural areas," he said during the Sarawak-level World Post Day 2019 celebration here today.
Also present were Sarawak Information director Abang Sardon Abang Hashim and Sarawak Pos Malaysia Berhad manager Bong Tung Hui.
The aim of introducing community postmen in the state in 2010 was to recruit local residents who were more familiar with the areas, such as village heads, village committee members and farmers with the condition that they must have a motorcycle licence to facilitate postal delivery.
Those selected by Pos Malaysia would receive a monthly allowance of RM500 through the Communications and Multimedia Ministry.
Pos Malaysia is the licensee of MCMC which began regulating the postal services which had replaced the Postal Services Department in 2001.
At the event, Adiman also launched Pos Malaysia's newest product, Send Parcel, an online postal delivery platform.
"With the best rates, free pick-ups, credit bonuses and many other benefits, Send Parcel fits the current E-Commerce needs," he said.