Thursday, August 29, 2013

100th Anniversary of St. John Ambulance of Malaysia


St. John Ambulance of Malaysia (SJAM) is a Malaysian-based, non-profit statutory body that provides first aid and nursing services for the Malaysians across the country. It was established in the Malaya in 1908, with the formation of St. John Ambulance Association (SJAA) by a group of medical officers in the Colonial Medical Service. It was confined to the Army and the Malayan Railways then.

SJAM forms part of the wider St. John Ambulance, a foundation of the Venerable Order of Saint John.

Their motto "Pro Utilitate Hominum" - For the Service of Mankind - is a century-old tradition of serving the sick and the suffering.

Since 1966, SJAM has been mobilising its ambulances and members at major highways during major festive seasons to provide ambulance services to motor vehicle accident victims. Besides, their members are ever ready to serve during disasters such as floods, fires, landslides and plane crashes.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 22 May 2008
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 30 sen, 50 sen and RM1
Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

To find out more on SJAM, click here for their official website.

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