Saturday, October 9, 2010

Malaysia – Grand Knight of Valour

As the title suggests, this award is for bravery, and was instituted on 29 July 1960. It is the highest bravery award, which can be awarded in Malaysia. It is also the Highest Award in the Federal ranking of awards. So far there have been 26 awardees. Of these 11 recipients are still living. To commemorate this prestigious award Malaysia Post issued these three stamps and the first day cover on 31 July 2010. The first stamp of 70sen shows that the members of the general public could also be given this award (In fact the first awardee in 1962 was a civilian MR V Rajavelu), the next stamp of 60sen shows members of the armed forces, and the stamp below of 80 sen portrays the Royal Malaysian Police. My friend Budin contributed this nice FDC to my collection.

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