KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 – POS Malaysia Berhad (POS Malaysia) will be issuing a new collection of stamps and philatelic items ‘Primates in Malaysia Series 2’ on Jan 26, in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration. Its chief executive officer, Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh said the collection was a continuation of the Primates in Malaysia Series 1, released in 2003 featuring the Red Leaf Monkey and Proboscis Monkey.
“We are honoured to celebrate this Year of the Monkey Chinese New Year by issuing this collection. Apart from highlighting the product itself, Year of the Monkey also signifies wisdom, loyalty, innovation and leadership quality,” he said in a statement on Thursday.
According to the statement, the collection would feature illustrations of four primate species which could be found in the Malaysian forest namely Silvered Leaf Monkey, Macaque, White-handed Gibbon, and Agile Gibbon. Each sheet will consist of 18 stamps that printed with fluorescent ink to accentuate the colour of the stamp and philatelic product.
Meanwhile, POS Malaysia also recommended all stamp collectors to join the Standing Order Deposit Account community to enjoy a variety of benefits. Those interested can register online at www.posonline.com.my, or visit the POS Malaysia Philately Division at the Pos Malaysia headquarters, Kompleks Dayabumi, Kuala Lumpur or call 03-22672267 for any inquiries.