Saturday, June 25, 2011

Malaysia - Virtues

STOP PRESS (came to know of this today 04.07.2011)

The issue is about recent Nilai-Nilai Murni (Virtues) stamps edition missing the Tamil version while other languages were prominently figured. At least Pos Malaysia took the step to recall the stamps and rectify the oversight.

WITH reference to “Group angry that Tamil not used in first day covers” (The Star Online, June 15), we acknowlege that the words featured in the stamp, depicting Kesyukuran (Thankfulness), included English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin and Hindi.

Pos Malaysia would like to clarify that the inclusion of the Hindi word featured in the stamp depicting Kesyukuran was an inadvertent error on the part of the issuing committee.

Therefore, Pos Malaysia will be recalling all the Nilai-Nilai Murni (Values) stamps and will reissue the stamps to include the Tamil word forKesyukuran.


Group Head, Corporate Communications,

Pos Malaysia Bhd.


Pos Malaysia launched a special edition stamp collection on the theme "virtues" on Monday 13th June to help strengthen noble values in the society. The collection, portraying the 10 virtues of affection, diligence, prudence, mutual respect, self-reliance, awareness, kindness, thankfulness, community spirit and integrity, will be available in the 60 sen denomination, said Pos Malaysia Stamps and Philately Unit head Yasmin Ramli. She said the issuance of the new stamps coincided with the plan of the Information, Communications and Culture Ministry to educate and inculcate good virtues in the society through stamp collections. "The Courtesy and Good Virtues campaign is a government initiative to adopt these values into the realm of the mind, heart and conduct of Malaysians from all walks of life. "We hope the campaign can enhance the personal strength and self-esteem of the people," she said at a special preview of the stamp collection, here today. She said a special folder was also available at RM5.50 each and a complete collection set would be sold at RM24 at selected post offices. "Stamp collectors can get the First Day Cover at 50 sen or a complete set with the stamps at RM6.50," she said. Yasmin also said that Pos Malaysia, which was a member of the Universal Postal Union, would continue to innovate in coming up with special stamps. "This year, we plan to study best selection of stamps in an effort to identify features that meet the needs of stamp collectors. This will help us to improve product quality in the future," she said. She said Pos Malaysia would emphasise local activities and achievements as these could familiarise Malaysia at the global stage. "We want other countries to recognise our culture and achievements through these special stamps," she said. I sincerely hope Yasmin Ramli’s wishes come true. Thank you Budin for this wonderful FDC.

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