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POS MALAYSIA USHERS IN THE YEAR OF THE OX WITH NEW STAMP COLLECTION FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

26 Feb 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 FEBRUARY 2020 – Pos Malaysia Berhad (Pos Malaysia) launches its first festive Setem Ku collection for 2021 in conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year which marks the Year of the Ox. The Setem Ku collection will be ready for purchase beginning 9 February 2021 on Pos Malaysia’s e-commerce website at www.pos.com.my/shop and 10 February at 13 General Post Offices nationwide.

As the second animal in the Chinese Zodiac, the ox is known for their strength, determination, diligence, and dependability. These characteristics inspired Pos Malaysia to feature the theme “Be Brave. Be Bold. Be Oxsome. In the Year of the Ox” There are ten stamps featuring the celebrated Ox in a simplified, polygonal art form and accompanied with a Chinese calligraphy of the word ‘Ox’.

Pos Malaysia Berhad’s Group Head of Channel Management & Customer Experience Azmil Othman Merican said “The new stamp collection marks the second of a new cycle for Pos Malaysia’s zodiac stamp series as the Ox is the second animal sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle, following the Rat. The limited-edition Year of the Ox stamp collection is one of a kind and will be a unique and meaningful gift during the festive season. It is our sincere hope that the year of the Ox will bring everyone prosperity, peace, luck and much joy.”

In addition to the use of traditional red background on stamps, there are also modern coloured backgrounds in pink, turquoise, and orange, giving the overall stamp sheet a vibrant and refreshed look, and highlighting the distinct design features of the stamps. Each stamp is decorated with Chinese decorative border alongside festive greeting message such as “Be Oxsome” and “Stay Oxsome”.

“The stamp collection would provide a symbolic and more meaningful gift to family and friends during the upcoming Chinese New Year as we celebrate the festive season in the new normal. Pos Malaysia wishes everyone a wonderful Chinese New Year and celebration with their loved ones and family,” Azmil added.

Pos Malaysia is producing 2,000 pieces of folder sets and 200 Setem Ku stamp sheets for this collection priced at RM38 and RM25 respectively. To collect the complete set, customers are encouraged to purchase the folder set which consists one stamp sheet, 3 pieces of souvenir covers, 3 pieces of postcards and a folder.

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.

It is also noteworthy to highlight that Pos Malaysia is currently facing high volume of parcels during this festive season. The company seeks the understanding and patience from the public while we aim to deliver to our customers in time for the Chinese New Year celebration. 

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

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naz.ekma@pos.com.my

 

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

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stacy.ann@pos.com.my

 

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

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azahari.adnan@pos.com.my