Postal Services Act 2012

The Postal Services Act 2012 (Malay: Akta Perkhidmatan Pos 2012), is a Malaysian laws which enacted to provide for the licensing of postal services and the regulation of the postal services industry, and for incidental or connected matters.

Postal Services Act 2012
Parliament of Malaysia
CitationAct 741
Territorial extentThroughout Malaysia
Enacted byDewan Rakyat
Passed6 October 2011
Enacted byDewan Negara
Passed21 December 2011
Royal assent2 February 2012
Commenced9 February 2012
Effective[1 April 2013, P.U. (B) 94/2013][1]
Legislative history
Bill introduced in the Dewan RakyatPostal Services Bill 2011
Bill citationD.R. 26/2011
Introduced byRais Yatim, Minister of Information, Communications and Culture
First reading3 October 2011
Second reading6 October 2011
Third reading6 October 2011
Bill introduced in the Dewan NegaraPostal Services Bill 2011
Bill citationD.R. 26/2011
Introduced byJoseph Salang Gandum, Deputy Minister of Information, Communications and Culture
First reading7 December 2011
Second reading21 December 2011
Third reading21 December 2011
Related legislation
Postal Services Act 1991 [Act 465]
Status: In force


The Postal Services Act 2012, in its current form (9 February 2012), consists of 17 Parts containing 112 sections and 2 schedules (including no amendment).

  • Part I: Preliminary
  • Part II: Functions of the Commission
  • Part III: Ministerial Powers and Procedures
  • Part IV: Licensing Provision
  • Part V: Provisions Relating to the Universal Service Licensee
  • Part VI: General Terms and Conditions of Postal Services
  • Part VII: Other Services
  • Part VIII: Regulation of Rates
  • Part IX: General Competition Practices
  • Part X: Consumer Protection
  • Part XI: Postcode and Addressing System and Postal Identifiers
  • Part XII: Powers and Procedures of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission
    • Chapter 1: Directions
    • Chapter 2: Inquiry
    • Chapter 3: Investigation
  • Part XIII: Offences and Penalties
  • Part XIV: Information Gathering Powers and Enforcement Provisions
    • Chapter 1: Information gathering powers
    • Chapter 2: Enforcement powers of authorized officer
    • Chapter 3: Miscellaneous
  • Part XV: General
  • Part XVI: National Interest Matters
  • Part XVII: Savings and Transitional
  • Schedules

See also


  1. "Postal Services Act 2012: Appointment of Date Coming into Operation" (PDF). Attorney General's Chamber of Malaysia. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
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