Pos Malaysia has issued a notice banning Lithium-Ion batteries from all airmail and express mail services (EMS). The ban goes into effect immediately, although it seems a little redundant seeing that batteries have been banned from mail leaving Peninsula Malaysia since 2014.
The notice says that Pos Malaysia is “unable to handle dangerous items in airmail, air parcel, or EMS” due to provisions in the Dangerous Good Regulations set out by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
As such, any device containing lithium based batteries (power banks have been singled out in this instance) will be rejected from the services. All offending items will be returned to the sender.
Some people will likely be affected by this after trying to buy electronics and power banks from overseas. In this case, it is up to the customer to deal with the vendor on the best way to deal with the problem.
(Source: Pos Malaysia Berhad)