SPECIAL STAMPS TO CELEBRATE PROTON’S TRANSITION INTO A NEW ERA WITH GEN.2

In collaboration with PROTON Holdings Berhad, Pos Malaysia Berhad (PMB) is issuing special stamps and First Day Covers featuring PROTON Gen.2 to the public on Monday, 7th March 2005.

30sen –
50sen –
RM1 –
RM2 –
Sheets: 30sen x 20, 50sen x 20, RM1 x 20

The special stamps and First Day Covers will be launched by YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, PROTON’s Advisor at the Perdana Leadership Foundation Auditorium, Putrajaya on 21st March 2005, Monday.

“PROTON Gen.2 is Malaysia’s first model to be fitted with homegrown CAMPRO engine and it signifies the evolution of PROTON from a vehicle assembler to a full-fledged world class car manufacturer. Pos Malaysia Berhad is pleased to acknowledge this accomplishment and the stamps are a tribute to PROTON’s achievement,” said Dato’ Ikmal Hijaz Hashim, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Pos Malaysia Berhad.

Launched in February 2004, PROTON Gen.2 is the first new car model to be produced at PROTON’s new world class manufacturing plant in Tanjung Malim, Perak. Its launch also unveiled the PROTON Platinum logo which signifies premier products and services pledged to all customers of PROTON. PROTON Gen.2 is now known in the market for its fuel efficiency.

Of the 11 car-producing nations around the globe, Malaysia, the smallest and youngest car manufacturer can proudly claim that is has successfully produced a car from scratch in only 20 years, half the time taken by other well-established automotive manufacturers. The stamps, 40mm x 30mm in size, are printed in sheets of 20 on SPM watermarked, phosphor coated paper and are available in the denominations of 30sen, 50sen and RM1. Miniature Sheet, 100mm x 70mm in size, is available with a stamp in the size of 30mm x 40mm at RM2. First Day Covers at 30sen each, Presentation Pack at RM4 each and Stamp Booklet at RM3 each can be purchased at all Post Offices nationwide. Folder at RM5 each is only available at selected Post Offices. (POS Malaysia Press Release)