—(1) Any postal licensee aggrieved by —
any decision of the Postal Authority in the exercise of any discretion vested in the Postal Authority by or under this Act; or
anything contained in any code of practice or standard of performance or any direction of the Authority given under section 25,
may appeal to the Minister in the prescribed manner.
(2) Unless otherwise provided, where an appeal is lodged under this section, the decision, direction or other thing appealed against shall be complied with until the determination of the appeal.
(3) The Minister may determine an appeal under this section by confirming, varying or reversing any decision or direction of the Postal Authority or by amending any code of practice or standard of performance.
(4) The decision of the Minister in any appeal shall be final.
—(1) A public postal licensee shall not be liable in respect of any injury, loss or damage suffered by any person by reason of —
any loss, misdelivery or delay of or damage to any postal article in the course of transmission by post;
any failure to provide or delay in providing any postal service or any equipment associated therewith or service ancillary thereto;
any failure, interruption, suspension or restriction of any postal service or service ancillary thereto or delay of, or fault in, any communication by post;
any loss of secrecy in communication arising from the use of any postal service; or
any wrong payment or delay in payment in connection with any remittance of money through the public postal licensee or any other irregularity in the document used in connection with the remittance,
which is due to the act or default of another person, or an accident or some other cause beyond the control of the public postal licensee.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), in the event of the loss of or damage to any article enclosed in or forming part of a parcel or an insured postal article, or the loss of any registered postal article while in the custody of a public postal licensee, the licensee may pay an indemnity in accordance with the provisions of the Convention regulating the affairs of the Universal Postal Union or any international agreement to which Singapore is a party.
—(1) The installation or plant used for posts of a public postal licensee shall not be subject to distress or be liable to be taken in execution under any process of a court in any bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings against any person without the prior approval of the Minister in writing.
(2) Every installation or plant used for posts placed under, over, along, across, in or upon any property by a public postal licensee shall remain the property of the licensee whether or not it has become in whole or in part a fixture.
—(1) Unless otherwise expressly provided in this Act, any notice, order or document required or authorised by this Act or any regulations made thereunder to be given or served on any person, and any summons issued by a court in connection with any offence under this Act or any regulations made thereunder may be served on the person concerned —
by delivering it to the person or to some adult member or employee of his family at his last known place of residence;
by leaving it at his usual or last known place of residence or place of business in a cover addressed to him;
by affixing it to some conspicuous part of his last known place of residence;
by sending it by registered post addressed to the person at his usual or last known place of residence or place of business; or
where the person is a body corporate —
by delivering it to the secretary or other like officer of the body corporate at its registered or principal office; or
by sending it by registered post addressed to the body corporate at its registered or principal office.
(2) Any notice, order, document or summons sent by registered post to any person in accordance with subsection (1) shall be deemed to be duly served on the person to whom the letter is addressed at the time when the letter would, in the ordinary course of post, be delivered and in proving service of the same it shall be sufficient to prove that the envelope containing the notice, order, document or summons was properly addressed, stamped and posted by registered post.
60. The Minister may exempt any person or class of persons from all or any of the provisions of this Act.
—(1) The Postal Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, make regulations for any purpose for which regulations are required to be made under this Act and generally for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Act.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Postal Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, make regulations for or with respect to all or any of the following matters:
the classes and the conditions for the grant of licences by the Postal Authority;
the acceptance, transmission by post, detention and disposal of postal articles;
the supply, sale and use of postage stamps;
the manufacture, sale or supply of franking machines;
the limit of amount of money that may be remitted through a public postal licensee and the manner and conditions under which such money may be remitted;
the articles or things which may not be transmitted by post;
the types of articles not to be treated as letters;
the manner of receiving, delivering, collecting and distributing mail bags and postal articles;
the conditions and restrictions for the payment of indemnity for the loss of or damage to postal articles where indemnity is payable under this Act;
the registration of postal articles and the cases where insurance of postal articles may be required.
62. Any scheme, contract, document, licence, permission or resolution prepared, made, granted or approved by the TAS under the repealed Act in relation to postal matters shall, so far as it is not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act and except as otherwise expressly provided in this Act or in any other written law, continue and be deemed to have been prepared, made, granted or approved by the Postal Authority under the corresponding provisions of this Act.