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Postmaster General

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The cardboard parcel boxes referred to by Alice Chung in her letter headlined 'Stamp out irrelevancy' (South China Morning Post, September 3), are multipacks.

Monday, 14 October, 2002, 12:00am

Reviewing opening times

I refer to Lotje Koh's letter regarding the opening hours of Shek Wu Hui Post Office (South China Morning Post, January 12).

31 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Post Office hours inconvenient

Sheung Shui Post Office opens at 9.30 in the morning.

This is unreasonable and it would be much better for the people of Sheung Shui, if it opened its doors at 9am.

The operating hours of a post office are very important for its users.

12 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Supply failure

Perhaps the Postmaster General would care to explain why, for a period of a couple of weeks in January, there was no stock of 10 cent stamps available at the Tsuen Wan Post Office (and, I suspect, many other post offices in the territory).

10 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Long wait in slow stamp queue

On Sunday, January 26, the day the new Hong Kong stamps were released, shortly before 9.30am, the queue was just half way round Sheung Wan Post Office building.

When the post office opened at 9.30am, the queue got shorter.

Then, after this promising start, it slowed down, moving every 30 minutes and after 12 noon, every 50 minutes.

17 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Made to pay for helping out postman

I REFER to the letter headlined, 'Take security very seriously' from C.T. Chau, for the Postmaster General, which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on November 30.

I refer specifically to the sentences stating that a postman's normal delivery load is more than the postman can physically carry.

28 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Why allow cavalier manner?

AT the end of her letter appearing in the South China Morning Post, on November 10, Ellen Siu, writing on behalf of the Postmaster General, raises an interesting point concerning the security of postal articles.

Like reader Mr Hui Chiu-kwong, to whom Ms Siu was replying, I am also a resident of South Horizons.

13 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Discovery Bay deserves full-time post office

I REFER to the reply from the Postmaster General (South China Morning Post, August 22), on the status of Discovery Bay vis a vis Peng Chau and Mui Wo, as it relates to the establishment of a full-time post office.

I would like the Postmaster General to clarify what is meant by a 'self-contained rural community'.

10 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Larger post-box

I REFER to the letter from Mr Tony Ip (South China Morning Post, August 17), concerning post-box 158 at the junction of Fau Tsoi Street and Tai Tong Road, Yuen Long.

As Mr Ip has noted, two collections are made from the post-box daily. However, due to the rapid housing development and increase in business, the box is occasionally full.

27 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Mail order

I INVITE the Postmaster General to consider the following suggestion to cut costs, increase revenue, and at the same time improve postal delivery service.

Stop all free delivery of parcels and registered mail that is not actually delivered to addressed receivers in person.

26 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Postal codes

IT is about time that the Postmaster General introduced a system for postal addresses. Presently some addresses look more like instructions for getting to the place, for example, ''Flat D, 22nd floor, Belleve Court, Pictorial Garden, On King Street, Fo Tan, Sha Tin, New Territories.'' Moreover, one can claim a property to be almost anywhere one wants.

30 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Probe into post

WITH reference to the letter ''Go-slow express'' (Sunday Morning Post, November 7), express airmail items posted in Hong Kong are given priority treatment by receiving postal administrations. However, since the writer's express letter was not registered, no record is kept of its handling and therefore we are unable to establish its exact cause of delay.

14 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Check kept on queue jumpers

I REFER to the letters headlined ''Angered by queue jumpers'' and ''Stay in queue or lose your place'' (South China Morning Post, July 16 and 21) expressing concern over the placement of magazines and stools for reserving places in the queue outside Pokfulam Post Office at Chi Fu Fa Yuen on July 6.

3 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Ads planned

I REFER to the letter headlined, ''Put adverts in with stamps'' (South China Morning Post, May 7) from your reader Mr Gordon.

He will be pleased to learn that in our consideration of the issue of stamp booklets for sale via retail outlets, we already had in mind to invite advertisements from commercial organisations on the back cover and inside the front and back covers.

15 May 1993 - 12:00am

A new definition of TV?

I WOULD like to invite comments from the Postmaster General and other interested parties on the future standard of High Definition Television (HDTV) to be adopted by Hongkong.

At the moment various countries such as Japan, the US, UK and France are coming to the end of HDTV tests and the US is expected to select a future standard this year .

1 Mar 1993 - 12:00am