Malaysia issued a miniature sheet containing one stamp of 5 Ringgit on 18 Jan 2011 to Commemorate The Lunar New Year- Year of Rabbit. It also carries a logo of INDIPEX 2011 -India International Stamp Exhibition. The sheet also featured the theme of Children’s Pets.
The Commonwealth Games is a multi discipline sporting event involving athletes from Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and has taken place every four years since then except 1942 & 1946 when they were cancelled due to World War II.
The last games were held in Glasgow ,Scotland in 2014 and next are scheduled to be held in Gold Coast , Australia in 2018. The Games are known as Commonwealth Games from 1978 onwards.
Commonwealth Games from 1998 -2006
1998 – XVI Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2002 – XVII Commonwealth Games Manchester,England
2006 – XVIII Commonwealth Games Melbourne ,Australia
Malaysia issued a set of stamps on roses on 22 Feb 2003. A miniature sheet with two stamps on roses was issued. The rose varieties on miniature sheet were Rosa Centifolia and Floribunda Miniature.
Rosa Centifolia – It is also known as Indian Cabbage rose or Provence rose or Rose de Mai developed by Dutch rose breeders in the period between 17th and 19th Century. Its parentage possibly includes rosa damascena but it may be a complex hybrid. It is a deciduous shrub growing to 1.5m and flowers from Jun to July and seeds ripen from Aug to Nov.
Miniature Floribunda – Floribunda (Latin meaning Many flowering )is a modern group of garden Roses that was developed by crossing hybrid teas with Polyantha roses.