KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 – Pos Malaysia Berhad (Pos Malaysia) will be issuing the ‘SEA Games 2017’ stamp series tomorrow to commemorate the 29th SE) Games hosted by the country. The collection will be available to the public on Aug 21 at all post offices nationwide.
The stamp series will feature four designs worth 60 sen each and it consists of the SEA Games 2017 official mascot ‘RIMAU’, the games’ official logo ‘Bangkit Bersama’, Malaysia’s iconic game ‘Badminton’ and the torch run. Deputy Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Jailani Johari who was present during the press conference for the preview of the stamp series here today said the issuance of this stamp series was to celebrate and support Malaysia for being the host country for the 29th SEA Games.
“I think this is a good opportunity for stamp collectors as it is not every year that Malaysia becomes the host country for the SEA Games … the last time Malaysia became the host country for the SEA Games was in the year 2001. I also like to suggest Pos Malaysia Berhad issue a special series of stamps if Malaysia happen to be the overall champions; similar to what we did for the last Paralympic Games. I believe this will definitely motivate all of our athletes,” said Jailani.
Meanwhile, Head of Pos Malaysia Stamp and Philately Unit Diyana Lean Abdullah said other philatelic products such as the First Day Covers (FDC) inclusive of a brochure will be sold at 55 sen each while the folders cost RM6.35 each. Overall, she said the complete set of the SEA Games 2017 stamp series is available at RM34.85 each.
She also added that there would only be 200,000 pieces issued each for the 60 sen stamps, 32,000 pieces of the FDC and 1,800 of the folders. For more inquiries, the public can log on to www.pos.com.my or visit the nearest Pos Malaysia outlet or the Stamp Gallery at Level Two, Pos Malaysia Headquarters, Dayabumi Complex, Kuala Lumpur or call at 03-2267 2267 or email at email@example.com. — Bernama