SINGAPORE — SingPost has been issued a fine of S$30,000 by the Infocomm Development Authority for a breach in its mail security last September when an entire bag of 400-500 mail pieces meant for six HDB blocks in Woodlands were lost by a postwoman.
The postwoman had left a trolley of mail unattended but hidden behind wood debris at the corner of a void deck while she went to a washroom across the road. She did not take the mail trolley with her as it was raining, and she did not want to get the mail wet.
When she returned after 10 minutes, the mail was gone. SingPost then lodged a police report and performed searches at the surrounding area for four days but the mail was not recovered.