The latest series of Malaysian banknotes draws its inspiration from elements which distinctively define the country’s diverse culture, heritage and nature. Themed ‘Distinctively Malaysia’, the fourth series of Malaysian banknotes features traditional expressions in the art and craft, natural wonders, flora and fauna, economy and tradition.
On the obverse side, all banknote denominations in the new series retain the portrait of the first Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Tuanku Muhammad, the national flower Rosa-sinensis hibiscus (known locally as the ‘Bunga Raya’) and patterns of traditional woven fabric – the ‘songket’.
The reverse side of each banknote denomination features different elements of nature, tradition, culture, flora, fauna and the economy that are distinctively Malaysian.
This new Malaysian coins series will be issued into circulation from 16 January 2012 onward. Members of the public will be able to obtain these new coins through their normal business transactions