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9th FESPIC Games

(25 November 2006)

 

9th FESPIC Games in Kuala Lumpur

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The 9th FESPIC Games would be the last festival using the name FESPIC as four years from now, the games would be known as the 10th Asia Para Games. KL '06 carries the theme "Overcoming challenges, Inspiring others" which signifies to the world that the disabled are equally able to be part of a sports event of a world standard. The mascot is a mouse deer or "Kancil" in Malay. It is one of the most popular animals known for its intelligence, wittiness and quick thinking, and represents the theme the Games carry as well. The male mascot is named "Ujang" while its female counterpart is called "Cik Mek".

The FESPIC Games is the biggest multi-sport and multi-disability sporting event for athletes with a disability in Asia and South Pacific. It is the second largest Games for the disabled in the world after the Paralympic Games. Held every four years, the first Games was held in 1975 in Oita, which saw the participation of 973 athletes from 18 countries. The last FESPIC Games (8th FESPIC Games) was held in Busan, South Korea in 2002 and attracted a total of 2,800 athletes and officials from 41 countries competing in 17 sports events.

The 9th FESPIC Games in Kuala Lumpur of KL '06 has attracted more than 3,700 athletes and officials from 47 countries in the Asian Region and South Pacific. They will be taking part in 19 sports events making it the biggest FESPIC Games ever.



Technical Details

Date of Issue 25 November 2006
Denomination 30 sen, 50 sen, RM1
Stamp Size 30 mm X 40 mm
Miniature Sheet Denomination RM2.00
Miniature Sheet Size 100 mm X 70 mm
Stamp Size in Miniature Sheet 30 mm X 40 mm
Perforation 14
Sheet Content 20 stamps
Paper SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process Lithography

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