Monday, November 2, 2009

2 Lovely Malaysian covers!!

Thousands apologies for not updating this blog for a while. I was busy at work. Here I would like to share with you guys these 2 lovely covers sent from Perak, Malaysia by fellow blogger, Khor Kok Keong. Thank you very much!

The first cover shows a set of stamps from the "200 Years Police Force" series, issued on 24th July 2007.

The 30 sen stamp features the historic Hutton Lane Police Station, among the earliest police stations built in Penang in 1880 after the Charter of Justice was introduced, at the background. Also featured is the Penang Fire Brigade in 1883. It was the duty of the Police Force to put out fires then. Also in the stamp is the picture of the uniform worn by a Peon who was assistant to the 'Captain' appointed by Captain Francis Light from each of the ethnic groups ie Malays, Chinese and Indians. The Peons were also regarded as the first constables among the lower ranks of police officers that exists to this day.

The 50 sen stamp features the 'flying squad' at the background. This para-military group was formed to combat the communist terrorists during the emergency in 1948. The name 'Flying Squad' was later changed to 'Jungle Squad' in line with its role in fighting against communist terrorists in the jungle. In 1951 the 'Jungle Squad' was renamed 'Jungle Company' and then the Police Field Force. In 1997, the Police Field Force was given another name that is the General Operation Force in line with the development and peace achieved in the country. Also on the stamp is the picture of the uniform of the Royal Federation of Malaya Police Force in 1958. On 24 July 1958, the Police Force was conferred the 'Royal' title in line with the outstanding service and absolute loyalty shown by its members at every level in performing their duties in preserving peace and order until the country achieved its independence on 31 August 1957.
The second 50 sen stamp portrays the modernization of the police force in line with the spirit and new commitment of the Royal Malaysia Police Force to serve the people and the nation. The picture of the Putrajaya District Police Headquarters is the newest modern district police headquarters which was built with the latest technology in its administration and services.

Next, franked on this second cover (a FDC) is the latest stamp series issued by Pos Malaysia to commemorate the Coronation of the 11th Yang di-Pertuan Besar (Royal title of the ruler) of Negri Sembilan, Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir. It was issued on 26th October 2009. That's all folks. Have a great day!

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