Malaysia Post joins other Postal Services in issuing special stamps to welcome Year of the Monkey. The new four philatelic items are releasing under the "Primates in Malaysia Series 2" collection in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration.
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Its chief executive officer, Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh said the collection was a continuation of the "Primates in Malaysia Series 1", released in 2003 featuring the Red Leaf Monkey and Proboscis Monkey.
"We are honoured to celebrate the Year of the Monkey by issuing this collection.
"Apart from highlighting the product itself, Year of the Monkey also signifies wisdom, loyalty, innovation and leadership quality", he said in a statement.
According to the statement, the collection features illustrations of four primate species which could be found in the Malaysian forest, namely the Silvered Leaf Monkey, Macaque, White-handed Gibbon, and Agile Gibbon.