🇨🇾 Cyprus Post will issue a single stamp on 24 April 2019 to commemorate the Centenary of the birth of Glafkos Clerides who was the fourth President of Cyprus holding office from 1993 for the 10 years up until 2003. He was also Acting President of Cyprus during the critical period following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and held the post until the return of Archbishop Makarios to the island. In 1946 he married Lilla Erulkar who was the daughter of the personal physician to Mahatma Gandhi and he served with the Royal Air Force during the Second World War being shot down over Germany in 1942 and consequently taken prisoner. He practiced law and participated in the 1959 London Conference on Cyprus having been a member of EOKA, the organisation which sought Cypriot independence from British rule. The government formed by President Clerides is credited with taking the actions which led to Cyprus's membership of the European Union in 2004. Mr Clerides died in Nicosia in November 2013 at the age of 94.
An interesting stamp. Rating:- *****.
🇲🇾 Pos Malaysia appears to have issued a new sheetlet of 15 different stamps which depict the current King Of Malaysia and all 14 of his predecessors. This is a very colourful item and highlights the history of Malaysia since Independence through the portraits of the country's Heads of State. Each monarch is on the throne for a limited period which makes one reflect that during the reigns of 15 monarchs of Malaysia (all men), one woman has been the monarch of The United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, the four countries of which Elizabeth II was Queen when she came to the throne in 1952.