Pos Malaysia issued a Johor definitive stamp series themed ‘Garden Flowers’ in follow-up to the definitive stamps issued in 2007.
The stamps are issued as an initiative to celebrate the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar’s coronation anniversary on March 23.
Each sheet of stamps of the definitive series has 20 pieces of stamps in denominations of 10 sen (Lotus), 20 sen (French hydrangea), 30 sen (Red lilacs), 40 sen (Bougainvillea), 50 sen (Morning Glory) and 60 sen (Hibiscus).
Accompanying the definitive stamps is a mini sheet which was produced in a set of six stamp block of RM5.30.
About Sultan of Johor
Sultan of Johor is a hereditary seat and the nominal ruler of the Malaysian state of Johor. In the past, the sultan held absolute power over the state and was advised by a bendahara.
The office of sultan is currently held by Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, who was proclaimed as the 25th Sultan of Johor on 23 January 2010 and crowned on 23 March 2015 at the Istana Besar, Johor Bahru.
Sultan Ibrahim Ismail ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj is the 25th Sultan of Johor and the 5th Sultan of modern Johor. He is the son of Sultan Iskandar.
A motorcycle enthusiast, Sultan Ibrahim is well known as the founder of the annual motorcycling tour event, Kembara Mahkota Johor.
Title: Johor definitive stamp series 2016
Date of Issue: 25 February 2016
Denominations: 10sen, 20sen, 30sen, 40sen, 50sen, 60sen
Source: Malaysia Post