A small forest department was established in 1883 in the Straits Settlements. A forest officer was subsequently appointed in Perak (1895), Selangor (1898) and Negeri Sembilan (1900).
A.M. Burn-Murdoch, a Conservator of Forest in India, was appointed the Chief Forest Officer for the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States in 1901. This triggered the establishment of full-fledged departments in the States, the recruitment of trained staff, as well as the formulation and enforcement of laws.
The centenary celebration of the Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia in 2001 revisited the past, and highlighted the issues and challenges in managing the rainforest. It seeks to raise public awareness on the role and contributions of the department to the nation in managing the rainforest.
Date of Issue : 18 Oct 2001
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 30 sen, 50 sen and RM1.00
Stamp Size : 38mm x 28mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography
A LIL' NOTE
To find out more on the Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia, click here for the official website.