Pos Malaysia plans to establish a system using the digital address, or geocoding, in an effort to improve the postal and courier services in the country. - NSTP/ASWADI ALIAS

KUALA LUMPUR: Pos Malaysia plans to establish a system using the digital address, or geocoding, in an effort to improve the postal and courier services in the country.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said through the system, each individual would be identified through their own geocode, thus facilitating the delivery of packages.

“This will facilitate the search for recipients and ensure that there are no delays in delivering the goods which have been sent to them,” he said.

“However this digital transformation is still under process and I hope to make an announcement on this matter soon,” he said during the question-and-answer session in response to a supplementary question from Lim Kit Siang (PH-Iskandar Puteri) on the ministry’s plan to improve the postal service system.

Meanwhile, Gobind said the government had constructed 92 communication towers around Orang Asli settlements nationwide, and six more new towers were under construction and expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of this year.

Gobind Singh Deo

“The process of improving the quality of communication services in rural areas, including the Orang Asli villages, is an ongoing thing,” he said in response to Lim’s earlier question on Internet connectivity, correspondence, radio and television broadcasts in Orang Asli settlements.

On access to broadcast platforms on Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), he said the Orang Asli community had begun receiving radio broadcast nationwide through shortwave services since the Orang Asli radio station was established on Feb 3, 1959.

“From a half hour broadcast, the ASYIKfm radio channel now operates 15 hours a day, and RTM is constantly improving the rate of access to this radio channel,” he said, adding that the broadcast could also be heard through RTM’s mobile application, Internet radio streaming and radio broadcast through Astro NJOI on channel 875, as well as the MyFreeview broadcast.

For television broadcasts, RTM channels such as TV1, TV2, Okey TV and Trial News Channels are now 100 per cent accessible nationwide through the MyFreeview digital platform, in line with the National Broadcast Digitisation Project.

Gobind also announced that he would brief all members of parliament next week on the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan. BERNAMA