Malaysia Stamp & Philately Reference Guide

+ Issue Date     : 18/11/1946
+ Classification : Cinderella
+ Emission       : Special
+ Perforations   : 11½
+ Separations    : Normal Perforations
+ Gum Type       : Gum
+ Shape          : Rectangular
+ Orientation    : Vertical
Malayan Welfare Fund charity stamps were believed to be issued on 18 November 1946 in Penang.

5 cents were available for sale on 10 January 1947 at General Post Office in Singapore. (The Straits Times 8 January 1947, Page 5)

… The broad commitment to 'partnership' was promoted through a Welfare Council for Malaya, established in September under the patronage of Lady Mountbatten 'to foster voluntary activity and thereby free itself from the necessity of appealing to government for assistance'. A Malayan Welfare Fund was established to which government gave a dollar for every dollar contributed until the end of 1946. A committee was formed under the chairmanship of the banker Yap Pheng Geck to suggest ways in which the £5 million Colonial Welfare and Development allocation for Malaya should be spent.

The End of Empire and the Making of Malaya
By T. N. Harper, Timothy Norman Harper
Cambridge University Press, 9 April 2001
ISBN 0521004659, 9780521004657

Malayan Welfare Fund Stamps

From Our Own Correspondent


ATTRACTIVELY designed Malayan welfare fund stamps have made their appearance in Penang and are finding ready sales at banks and business houses.

The stamps are in four different colours and denominations - one cent in green, five cents in royal blue, ten cents in brown and 20 cents in red.

It is expected that people making purchases in shops will be invited to take their change in ?? stamps.

The Straits Times,
19 November 1946, Page 14


Welfare Fund for Malaya

Free Press Correspondent


Sir Edward Gent, Malayan Union Governor, has appealed for contributions to a special  fund to be devoted to the alleviation of distress throughout Malaya.

It is hoped this fund will provide financial backing for the new Central Welfare Council which intends to provide homes for the maimed and assist in re-opening homes for orphan children of all races.

The council also hopes to provide free milk and food for children suffering from malnutrition and to open communal restaurants.

Its plans include a scheme to place warrant boys in healthy surroundings and teach them farming, tailoring and carpentry and thus turn them into self-supporting citizens.

The Singapore Free Press
25 June 1946, Page 5