Medicinal plant stamps introduced by Malaysia Post

January 21st, 2015 is glad to inform that Malaysia Post is ready to release a special series of stamps dedicated to medical plants. The issue consists of three stamps that are scheduled to be put into circulation on the 20th of January.

Pos Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Iskandar Mizal Mahmood said the first series of stamps to be released in 2015 was to create awareness for the public on the various local species of plants which had medicinal properties.

"It is hoped that through this release we can introduce the uniqueness of these plants and the public may take this opportunity to get the collection from the nearest Pos Malaysia branch", he said in a statement here, today.
The first and second series of Medicinal Plant stamps and philatelic collections were released in 1998 and 2004.

He said in this release, four types of medicinal plants had been highlighted, and they were the cat's whiskers (misai kucing), hempedu bumi (bile of the earth), roselle and elephant's trunk.

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