Postman who discarded mail in Ang Mo Kio is special needs individual, has expressed remorse: IMDA

A postman who was arrested earlier this year for throwing away unopened mail and packages is an individual with special needs and has expressed remorse for his actions, said the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).

The incident came to light after Facebook user Alyce Kathlyn shared photos of the discarded postal articles, which led to the 29-year-old postman being arrested on Jan 29.

In a statement on Tuesday (May 21), IMDA said it has completed its investigations into the case and found the postman to be in breach of the Postal Services Act.

According to IMDA, the postman was "fully cooperative" during investigations.

"In view of the facts and circumstances, IMDA decided to issue an advisory to the postman," the statement added.

"Given that mail integrity and security had been compromised in the incident, IMDA has issued a stern warning to SingPost."

In its statement, IMDA also noted SingPost's commitment and ongoing efforts to improve employee engagement and HR practices.

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