Gold Rush: A Celebration of Rio 2016

Today is perhaps the most happening stamp issue of the year. Early in the morning, Pos Malaysia employees and management were busy preparing to welcome the guests for today’s stamps! Here they are in splendid uniform with the banners and flag.


At about 08:20 am, the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, YB Khairy Jamaluddin, arrived at the General Post Office.


He promptly made his way up and greeted the welcome committee.


This was followed by a short wait for the arrival of the Rio 2016 Paralympics Gold Medalists: Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi, Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli and Abdul Latif Romly. The atheletes arrived at about 08:35 am.


The visitors then made their way to the Philatelic Bureau to buy the new issue. Here they are accompanied by the Group CEO of Pos Malaysia, YB Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh.


Here they are with the Folder sets.


The stamp enthusiasts took the chance to greet the VIPs as well taking selfies and wefies. The VIPs then sat down for a Press Briefing at the Philatelic Bureau hall.


This was followed by a video shoot and tea break. Interested in the video?

Later, the VIPs were presented with a framed set of products.


An impromptu autograph session was held from 09:35 am until 10:00 am. Each person was limited to 3 sets of FDCs.

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Mr Shahrul Izhar was early again this morning. He continues to autograph covers as the events went on.


Finally, here is the final FDC.

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Have you strike gold yet?