MALAYSIA ELECTED TO THE POSTAL OPERATIONS COUNCIL AT THE 25th UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION CONGRESS IN DOHA,QATAR
DOHA, Qatar, Wednesday - Malaysia was elected to the Postal Operations Council (POC) on 10 October 2012 (yesterday) at the 25th Universal Postal Union (UPU) Congress in Doha, Qatar. The Postal Operations Council which is made up of 40 member countries was heavily contested by the UPU member countries.
The Council deals with technical and operational issues affecting the international postal sector. It promotes the introduction of new postal products and makes recommendations to member countries concerning standards for technological, operational or other processes. The Council’s programme of work aims above all at helping postal operators to modernise and upgrade their postal products.
“The win reflects the UPU member countries’ trust and confidence in Malaysia’s contributions and leadership in various UPU committees and project groups,” said Minister of Information, Communication and Culture, Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Rais Yatim.
“With this membership, Malaysia will be able to play a greater role in shaping the future of global postal sector and will play an integral part of the increasingly digital world. Malaysia has already started its support by pledging a contribution of USD100,000 for the dotpost project, which will be one of the key agenda for the next cycle. This initiative is especially meaningful to us since Malaysia was instrumental in the early stage of development of the regulatory framewok for the dotpost domain under the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN),” said Dr. Rais.
The Malaysian delegation in Doha, comprising of senior officials from the Ministry, Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission and Pos Malaysia Berhad was led by Deputy Minister of Information, Communications and Culture, Senator Datuk Maglin Dennis D’Cruz.
The theme of the 25th Universal Postal Congress, “New World, New Strategy” officially opened in Doha, Qatar on 24th September 2012 and marked the gathering of postal leaders and stakeholders from the Universal Postal Union’s 192 member countries to decide on the global postal sector’s future every four years.