POSTAL SERVICES AND SYSTEMS
11. A public postal licensee may provide for the remittance of any sum of money and may specify the documents to be used in connection with the remittance of money in accordance with any regulations made under this Act.
12. Any document specified by a public postal licensee to be used for the remittance of money through the licensee shall be deemed to be a valuable security within the meaning of the Penal Code (Cap. 224).
13. All postal articles received from outside Singapore may be examined while in the custody of a public postal licensee by the Director-General of Customs and Excise or any senior officer of customs, and may be opened by an employee of the licensee in the presence of the Director-General of Customs and Excise or the senior officer of customs for the purpose of the examination.
14. Any postal article found upon any examination under section 13 to contain any dutiable goods, that postal article not having affixed thereto a true declaration of those goods, shall be liable to forfeiture by order of the Director-General of Customs and Excise.
15. The addressee of any postal article containing any dutiable goods shall be presumed until the contrary is proved to have imported the same.
—(1) Any person intending to apply to the Controller of Imports and Exports for permit to import, export or tranship any franking machine shall, before the application is made, obtain the written approval of the Postal Authority.
(2) The Postal Authority may require the person making the application for the import, export or transhipment of any franking machine to produce the machine for testing by the Postal Authority, and all expenses incurred in connection therewith shall be borne by the person.
(3) Where any franking machine has been imported without the written approval of the Postal Authority, it shall be re-exported or disposed of by the person who imported it in such manner as the Postal Authority may direct.
(4) Any person who —
imports, exports or tranships any franking machine without the prior written approval of the Postal Authority; and
fails to comply with any direction of the Postal Authority made under subsection (3),
shall be guilty of an offence.
(5) Except with the written approval or permission of the Postal Authority, no person shall manufacture, deal in, sell, supply, distribute or offer to sell, supply or distribute any franking machine.
(6) The Postal Authority may, in granting any written approval or permission under this section, impose such conditions as it thinks fit.
(7) Any person who contravenes subsection (5) shall be guilty of an offence.
—(1) The Postal Authority shall publish the specifications relating to the number, place, dimensions and other characteristics of letter boxes and may approve the installation and use of such other mail delivery systems or arrangements as the Postal Authority may consider fit.
(2) A developer of any residential, commercial or industrial building shall —
provide one letter box per unit in the case of any residential building and one letter box per tenant in the case of any commercial or industrial building;
ensure that the letter boxes provided under paragraph (a) are numbered in numerical sequence; and
comply with all other specifications laid down by the Authority in accordance with subsection (1).
(3) Any developer who contravenes or fails to comply with subsection (2) shall be guilty of an offence.
(4) For the purposes of this section, “commercial or industrial building” includes any shopping complex.
18. A Authority may, with the approval of the Postal Authority, erect, relocate and remove any posting box and postal label vending machine in any public road, street or highway, or in any other public place.
—(1) A public postal licensee may, subject to such directions as the Minister may give, cause postage stamps to be provided of such kinds and denoting such values as the licensee may determine for the purposes of this Act.
(2) Any postage stamp provided under this section shall be used for the prepayment of any postage or other sum chargeable under this Act in respect of any postal article, except where the public postal licensee determines that prepayment may be made in some other manner.
(3) All philatelic archival materials produced by a public postal licensee shall belong to the Government and shall be kept in such custody as the Minister directs.
(4) For the purpose of subsection (3), “philatelic archival materials” include —
artworks, proofs, progressive sheets, printed sheets and printing plates of philatelic stamps; and
date-stamps, slogan dies and other artifacts used in connection with the production of philatelic stamps.
20. In any proceedings for the recovery of any postage or other fee or sum payable in respect of a postal article —
the production of a postal article having thereon the official mark of a public postal licensee denoting that the article has been refused or that the addressee is dead or cannot be found shall be prima facie evidence of the fact so denoted; and
the person from whom any postal article purports to come shall, until the contrary is proved, be deemed to be the sender thereof.
—(1) Where any postage or other fee or sum is not prepaid or fully prepaid in respect of a postal article posted for delivery in Singapore, a public postal licensee is entitled to be paid, as a condition of delivery, such fee, in addition to the amount of the postage or of the deficient postage payable in respect of the delivery of the article, as is payable in accordance with a determination made by a Postal Authority.
(2) The official mark or label on a postal article denoting that any postage or other fee or sum is due in respect thereof to a public postal licensee or to the postal authority of any foreign country shall be prima facie evidence that the postage or other fee or sum denoted is so due.
22. Where a public postal licensee is unable to maintain all or any of the postal services it is licensed to provide under section 6, the licensee may, with the approval of the Postal Authority, suspend or modify all or any of those postal services.
—(1) Any postal article sent by post which is suspected to be sent in contravention of this Act or any regulations made thereunder may be detained and opened by a public postal licensee .
(2) The detention of a postal article under subsection (1) shall not exempt the sender from any proceedings which might have been taken if the postal article had been delivered in due course of post.
(3) Any postal article sent in contravention of this Act or any regulations made thereunder shall be destroyed, returned to the sender or dealt with in such manner as the public postal licensee may direct.