KUALA LUMPUR – Pos Malaysia will issue a stamp collection and latest philately products themed on the panda to celebrate the presence of Xing Xing and Liang Liang in the country, starting today.
Pos Malaysia Group acting chief executive officer Azlan Shahrim said the collection was a symbol of the firm ties between Malaysia and China, and could be obtained at all post offices nationwide starting today
“The collection is known as the Giant Panda International Conservation Cooperation Project and is aimed at boosting awareness on the importance of efforts to conserve and the importance of wildlife and the preservation of biodiversity,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Azlan said the uniqueness of the issue this time was a mini sheet which was specially printed using a type of (paper) fibre with security features.
The stamp, which is a mini sheet, measuring 80mm x 90mm displays the male panda (Xing Xing) meaning peace and female panda (Liang Liang) which means pretty, is sold at RM8 each.
In addition, two ordinary stamps measuring 28mm and 45mm which are printed on green-yellow phosphorous stamp paper, displaying both pandas, could be obtained at 70 sen each.
First Day envelopes were sold for 50 sen a piece and RM1.90 with a stamp, envelope and miniature sheets at a price of RM8.50, folder, RM6 each or RM52.40 for a complete set. – BERNAMA