Recognising the need to stay abreast with the postal development in the international arena, Pos Malaysia Berhad keeps in touch with its global counterparts through the participation in various postal unions.
The postal administration of Malaysia as a member of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) began in 1957. The UPU is a specialised Agency of the United Nations. It was established in 1874 with the role of coordinating the postal communications system among member countries. Its membership currently stands at 170 countries. Malaysia has been an active participant in the Congresses of UPU and in the meetings of its Executive Council. Malaysia is currently a member of the UPU Operational Council.
APPU is a regional postal organisation formed with the purpose of solving problems faced by postal administration and also to improve the quality of mail exchange among countries in the region. Malaysia hosted the 1986 APPU Executive Council meeting in Kuala Lumpur from the 7th to 12th November. The meeting was attended by delegates from 19 member countries as well as observers from the UPU.
The Commonwealth Conference of Postal Administrations (CCPA) is a forum for postal operators to assemble once every two or three years. Members of these meetings exchange and review information, discuss ways and means to strengthen postal cooperation, enhance quality of services and promoting postal reforms among member countries.
ASEANPOST was established in 1992 exclusively for the postal operators in ASEAN countries. Heads of ASEANPOST meet annually to exchange views and share experiences and best practices for postal reforms and business development among member countries. ASEANPOST is now comprised of 9 ASEAN member countries and Malaysia holds the chairmanship of ASEAN Postal Business Meeting.