POS MALAYSIA. Introduction

Pos Malaysia’s history dates back to the early nineteenth century, with the establishment of the first postal service in the Straits Settlements.
After the Malaysian independence in 1957, postal services were in charge of the Government owned enterprise Jabatan Perkhidmatan Pos Malaysia, which was privatised in 1992 with the new name of Pos Malaysia Berhad.

Since 2003, the company was separated into 4 main Strategic Business Units called PosMel -postal services-, PosLaju -courier-, PosNiaga -post offices network- and PosLogistik -transport and logistics-. The Pos Malaysia headquarters is in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the federation.

1987. The FRAMA issue

In 1987 the Malaysia postal administration (Jabatan Perkhidmatan Pos Malaysia) tested an ATM vending machine, model FE 254, from the Swiss company FRAMA. The distributor was installed on May 25th 1987 in the Dayabumi complex, and from January 1990 in the capital's main post office, Kuala Lumpur.
The user pays with coins and selects the required face value using the 3 buttons, programmed with basic postage values (15, 20 and 40 c), or it issues an ATM with the value corresponding to the inserted coin(s) or the value of any change. The smallest value coin accepted was 5 c, which also corresponded to the lowest face value that was available from the ATM machine

The Frama distributor used a unique gummed paper, with a neutral yellow background with the postal emblem and the continuous text JABATAN PERKHIDMATAN POS MALAYSIA.
The vending machine's red imprint includes a design with the country's name, face value, -the Bunga Raya (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), the national flower of Malaysia, in the lower left corner-, and the machine number (WP 001

The dates when the Frama distributor was definitely out of service is unknown, while it was working intermittently for several years, possibly until the mid-2000s.
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