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Our national postal service, Pos Malaysia, is still operating as an essential service during the movement control order (MCO). During this time, many Malaysians are resorting to buying things online, not just from online giants like Lazada, but also from the many small-time micro-business owners such as local crafters, artists, or second-hand sellers.
This results in an increase of parcels moving through the country these few weeks, as shown in a viral video taken at Pos Malaysia’s processing hub at KLIA which is filled to the brim.
Many people were alarmed at the sheer number of parcels in just the KLIA hub itself, which is because almost all packages must be routed to the hub before reaching the destination as according to Pos Malaysia’s standard operating procedures.
Pos Malaysia themselves retweeted the video together with a statement, claiming that they receive up to 600,000 parcels on a daily basis during the MCO.
Our staff are working diligently to ensure all parcels reach their recipient. However, our operating hours have to abide by the guidelines and rules under the MCO.Pos Malaysia on their Tweet
They then ask Malaysians to be patient knowing that they are working as hard as they can.
Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.