Pos Malaysia’s Diyana Lean Abdullah: There’s still life to stamps, so lick it and go stick it

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Pos Malaysia’s Diyana Lean Abdullah: There’s still life to stamps, so lick it and go stick it

Philately is alive and well despite the disruptive force of technology making traditional postal services obsolete. Pos Malaysia's Stamp and Philately Unit Head Diyana Lean Abdullah tells AWANI Review’s Nur Adilla Noorazam that stamps still retains pride of place in a corner of a true stamp collectors’s heart.

The stamps and philately industry is a living example of what happens when the disruptive nature of technology forces one sector to innovate to survive. What might once be deemed as a commodity, postal notes and stamps lost their luster, replaced by electronic messaging by the mobile phone takeover. Postal services providers have had to resort to innovative means to ensure stamps and philately continue to survive, even gaining new consumers and retaining diehard traditionalists. According to Pos Malaysia’s Head...

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