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POS MALAYSIA LAUNCHES NEW STAMP COLLECTION FEATURING MALAYSIA’S FINEST HOMEGROWN CATTLE BREEDS

21 May 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 MARCH 2021 – Pos Malaysia Berhad (Pos Malaysia) has unveiled its newest stamp collection entitled ‘Cattle Breeds in Malaysia’. This collection is available for purchase on Pos Malaysia’s e-commerce website at www.pos.com.my, 13 General Post offices and selected post offices nationwide.

 

The stamp series feature four (4) attractive designs with a total of 250,000 pieces issued for each design, with a denomination of RM1.30 each. Among the cattle breeds highlighted for this series are the Bali Cattle (Lembu Bali), Kedah Kelantan Cattle (Lembu Kedah – Kelantan), Nelore Cattle (Lembu Nelore) and Brahman Cattle (Lembu Brahman).

 

A special Miniature Sheet (MS) is also available, printed with a die-cut and gold hot stamping and embossing finish to signify the cattle on the stamps. A limited number of 20,000 copies are produced and will be available for purchase for at RM5.00 apiece.

 

Pos Malaysia Berhad’s Group Head of Channel Management & Customer Experience Azmil Othman Merican said, “We are proud to present our homegrown cattle breeds through this new stamps series and at the same time, show our support for the country’s livestock industry. While many consumers seek for imported cattle products because of its perceived quality, we want the public to know that homegrown cattle offer comparable or better quality and are popular for various purposes.” 

 

“Among the most well-known ones are the Kedah Kelantan, Nelore, Bali and Brahman cattle. This stamp series showcases the significant role of cattle in human history, having been domesticated for thousands of years and commonly raised as livestock for meat, milk and hides, which are used to make leather. This series and other collections by Pos Malaysia aim to provide educational and informational benefits, especially to the younger generation, and we will continue to do so for more years to come.”

 

Indigenous breeds of livestock represent valuable resources to their owners and countries. In Malaysia, the Kedah Kelantan (KK) is the only indigenous cattle breed and is mainly kept for meat production, popular among the small farm owners because of its small compact body size and low maintenance requirements.

 

There are 25,000 copies of First Day Covers (FDC) up for grabs and available for collection at 50 sen each while customers may get both the FDC with MS at just RM5.50 and FDC with stamp at RM5.70. Stamp collectors can cancel their MS and stamps on the FDC with the cancellation mark featuring the illustration of a cow’s head. Meanwhile, the folder is on sale for RM6.00 apiece and available in a 1,500 quantity. Those who want to collect the complete set can do so at RM48.20.

 

On a side note, stamp collectors and the public may sign-up for the Standing Order Deposit Account (SODA) to experience a hassle-free process in purchasing the latest stamp issues as well as enjoying exclusive benefits offered by SODA. Those interested to be part of the SODA community can do so by signing up at any post offices nationwide or online at www.posonline.com.my.

 

For further enquiry regarding stamps and other philatelic products, the Stamp and Philately Unit of Pos Malaysia can be reached via telephone at 03-2267 2267 ext. 2000 or e-mail your queries to filateli@pos.com.my.

 

Stay up to date with Pos Malaysia’s services, activities, and other updates at pos.com.my, Facebook (facebook.com/PosMalaysiaBerhad), Twitter (twitter.com/pos4you) and Instagram (instagram.com/pos4you).

 

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About Pos Malaysia Berhad

Pos Malaysia Berhad (Pos Malaysia) is the nation’s postal service provider and has a network of more than 1,000 touch points across the country, encompassing post offices, Pos Mini, Pos24 (self-service terminals), Pos-on-Wheels (Mobile Outlets), e-Commerce hub, Pos Laju outlets and service centers, Pos Laju Go2U (Mobile Outlets), Pos Laju Kiosks, Pos Laju EziBox and Pos Laju Prepaid Dropbox, as well as postal and stamp agents, offering Malaysians the most extensive postal retail network.

 

With a track record of over 200 years, Pos Malaysia has progressed and evolved from being a mail and postal services provider to becoming a dynamic communication, financial services and supply chain solutions provider. Pos Malaysia will continue to transform and innovate with the current times to sustain its competitive edge as well as continue to connect Malaysians with the rest of the world.

 

For further information about Pos Malaysia, please contact our Customer Care via PosLine at 1-300-300-300 or e-mail to care@pos.com.my. You can also visit our website at www.pos.com.my.

 

About Setem Ku

Setem Ku is issued by Pos Malaysia Berhad to cater for customers who want to feature their image during a special moment or occasion on stamps. These images together with the base stamp will form a valid postage stamp. Customers can individual sheets of each design (minimum order is 1 sheet).

 

SetemKu is also available at Stamp Gallery (Headquarters), at more than 25 selected Pos Outlets countrywide and at our promotion booth/road shows countrywide. Online purchase is available via www.posonline.com.my.

 

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Sherliza Zaharudin
Head, Communications
Pos Malaysia Berhad

E-mail:
sherliza@pos.com.my

 

Nazatul Ekma Mokhtar
VP, PR & Media
Pos Malaysia Berhad

E-mail:
naz.ekma@pos.com.my

 

Stacy Ann
Sr. Associate, PR & Media
Pos Malaysia Berhad

E-mail:
stacy.ann@pos.com.my

 

Azahari Adnan Merican
Sr. Associate, PR & Media
Pos Malaysia Berhad

E-mail:
azahari.adnan@pos.com.my