The 14th installation of Malaysia’s new King on 11th April 2012 marked a historic occasion in the annals of our Malaysian history. This was truly a unique event. Unique because there has been no King that has ever been re-elected as the Head of State, twice.
To mark this historic occasion, Pos Malaysia issued new Commemorative Stamps and First Day Cover, that went on sale on 12 April 2012.
Another significant and probably a historical fact is the venue for the Installation. It took place at the newly built palace, Istana Negara, located at Jalan Duta. This palace was completed and ready for occupation early this year. Personally, I prefer the old palace. Somehow the architecture of this new palace looks kind of ‘weak’ and doesn’t have that grandeur that we tend to associate with palaces.
Date of Issue: 11.04.2012
60sen, 80sen, RM1
MS RM2/RM3, MS RM5
Sheets: 60sen x 20, 80sen x 20, RM1 x 20