Saturday, August 31, 2013

Golden Jubilee - Malaysia Independence

A delegation led by Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj back in Jan 1956 headed off to London with a mission to negotiate for Malaya's independence. The negotiation was successful, and the cry of Merdeka was heard throughout Malaya on 31 Aug 1957.

In 2007, Malaysia celebrated the Golden Jubilee of its independence. Malaysia is no longer a colony and have moved forward with achievements in various fields.

The 30 sen stamps depict the historical event back in 31 Aug 1957 as well as the nation's achievements after 50 years of independence. The 50 sen stamps depict the important moment of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj signing the Declaration of Independence as well as the logo of the Golden Jubilee celebration.

Included in the stamp issue is the Stamp Booklet, which portrays the five leaders whose roles were significant in enabling Malaysia towards achieving its independence. They are Dato' Onn Jaafar, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Tun V.T. Sambanthan.

Meanwhile, the miniature sheet is a tribute to the strong, capable and visionary leaders of the nation. The RM5 stamp depicts the national flag, known as "Jalur Gemilang". The bottom of the miniature sheet features the first five Prime Ministers of Malaysia - Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and Dato Seri' Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.


Date of Issue : 31 Aug 2007
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography

First Cover Stamps
Denomination : 2 x 30 sen and 2 x 50 sen
Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm

Stamp Booklet Stamps
Denomination : 5 x 30 sen
Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm

Miniature Sheet Stamp
Denomination : RM5
Stamp Size : 70mm x 35mm


Today is Malaysia's 56th Years of Independence celebration. Have chosen to share above stamps issue on this special day.

Selamat Hari Merdeka!

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