24. Section 34 of the principal Act is repealed and the following section substituted therefor:
—(1) Any officer, employee or agent of a postal licensee who —
destroys or throws away any postal article or anything contained therein;
commits theft in respect of or dishonestly misappropriates or secretes any postal article or anything contained therein;
except in obedience to an order under the hand of the Minister or the direction of a court, wilfully opens or causes to be opened contrary to his duty any mail bag or postal article, or wilfully detains or delays or causes to be detained or delayed the mail bag or postal article; or
issues or causes to be issued a document specified for use in connection with the remittance of money with fraudulent intent,
shall be guilty of an offence.
(2) Any officer, employee or agent of a postal licensee who —
fraudulently puts any wrong official mark on a postal article;
fraudulently alters, removes or causes to disappear any official mark on a postal article; or
being entrusted with the delivery of any postal article, knowingly demands or receives any sum of money which is not chargeable under this Act,
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.
(3) Subsection (1) shall apply only to postal articles which an officer, employee or agent of a postal licensee has access to in the course of his employment as an officer, employee or agent of the postal licensee.”.