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Malaysian Unity

(24 August 2002)

 

Malaysian Unity Malaysian Unity

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Although Malaysian come from diverse backgrounds, there is a unique unity in its diversity. Indeed, the ethnic Malays, Chinese, Indians as well as the numerous indigenous people form a fascinating potpourri of a multi-cultural and multi-racial population who greatly value peace and prosperity.

Although each race maintains its individuality in terms of traditions and community structures, the overall cultural mosaic is well integrated to create a contemporary Malaysia, rich in its diverse heritage.

An urban neighborhood, consisting of various communities living together harmoniously, exchanging and sharing, among other things, knowledge, with one another, is hardly an uncommon sight. Men, women and children of different races often get together for conversation, companionship and friendly competitive sports. Amidst all of this is, the respect and tolerance each race has for the others' racial and religious practices.

One of the most interesting form of cultural and racial interaction among Malaysians is the 'open house' policy during religious festivals. All communities will 'open their doors' to their friends and neighbors of different ethic backgrounds, effectively breaking down cultural and racial barriers, thus cultivating greater understanding amongst all races.

The tradition of tolerance practiced by the people of Malaysia has resulted in great progress for the country. Malaysia is truly a fine example of unity.



Technical Details

Date of Issue 24 August 2002
Denomination 30 sen, 50 sen
Stamp Size 40mm X 30mm
Miniature Sheet Denomination RM2.00
Miniature Sheet Size 70mm X 100mm
Stamp Size in Miniature Sheet 40mm X 30mm
Perforation 14
Sheet Content 20 stamps
Paper Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process Lithography

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