—(1) The Postal Authority may give directions to be observed by postal licensees —
to ensure the reliability of the provision of any postal service to the public;
to ensure fair and efficient market conduct by postal licensees;
to ensure the technical compatibility and safety of operation of any postal equipment or postal system;
to ensure the co-ordination and co-operation, on such terms as the Postal Authority may specify, with any other person in the use or sharing of any installation, plant or system, or part thereof, owned or used by the postal licensee for the provision of any postal service; or
in the public interest.
(2) A direction under subsection (1) —
shall require the postal licensee concerned (according to the circumstances of the case) to do, or not to do, such things as are specified in the direction or are of a description as specified therein;
shall take effect at such time, being the earliest practicable time, as is determined by or under that direction; and
may be revoked at any time by the Postal Authority.
(3) Before giving a direction to any postal licensee under subsection (1), the Postal Authority shall, unless the Postal Authority in respect of any particular direction considers that it is not practicable or desirable, give notice —
stating that the Postal Authority proposes to make the direction and setting out its effect; and
specifying the time within which representations or objections to the proposed direction may be made,
and shall consider any representations or objections which are duly made.
(4) [Deleted by Act 34/2007 wef 24/08/2007]
(5) Every postal licensee shall comply with every direction of the Postal Authority given to the licensee under this section.