Pos Malaysia honours frontliners with special edition stamps

By AZALEA AZUAR / Pic credit: pos.com.my

POS Malaysia Bhd has launched a set of special edition stamps to honour Malaysian frontliners in conjunction with the National Month. 

According to Pos Malaysia group head of channel management and customer experience Azmil Othman Merican, the postal firm is honoured to present the “Barisan Hadapan Covid-19” special edition. 

“From across the eleven states and two federal territories in West Malaysia to two states and one federal territory in East Malaysia, these unbelievably brave Malaysians have been indispensable in helping all of us get through each day, each week and each month. 

“While this beautiful stamp edition is dedicated to Malaysia’s critical frontliners, we are equally proud of our own postmen and couriers, all of whom have worked tirelessly to keep Malaysia connected,” he said in a statement yesterday. 

The special stamps are designed by Malaysian contemporary artist Red Hong Yi who is known for “painting without the paintbrush” where she crafts her mixed-media installations by reinterpreting everyday materials through the accumulation of objects. 

These stamps are now available online on Pos Malaysia’s e-commerce website, www.pos.com.my. 

Alternatively, it can also be purchased at 13 of its general post offices and selected post offices nationwide. 

With the theme “Barisan Hadapan Covid-19”, the frontliners are sketched on the design. Each set has four designs which represent the Ministry of Health, Royal Malaysia Police and the Malaysian Armed Forces. 

This also includes 20,000 copies of First Day Covers (FDC) which are available for collection at 50 sen each while customers may get both the FDC with stamps at just RM6.50 each. 

On the other hand, stamp collectors can cancel their stamps on the FDC with the cancellation mark with the Covid-19 image. 

The complete set costs RM36.50 where the face value for each stamp is RM1.50 and each stamp sheet cost RM24 and has 16 stamps. 

Through a special printing technique using red invisible ink, the images of the Covid-19 virus can be seen under an ultraviolet light. 

Those who wish to experience a hassle-free process in purchasing the latest stamp issues as well as enjoying exclusive benefits can sign up for a “Standing Order Deposit Account” by signing up at any post offices nationwide or online at www.posonline.com.my.