Lebih bersifat kebangsaan.
Dah 20 tahun tak tukar.
Itu antara alasan2 yg diberikan.
Tapi perlukah semua itu?
Wang siling dah semakin kecil nilainya.
5 sen pun apa lagi nilainya?
Nak parking kereta pun paling kurang RM1.
Nak telefon guna public phone pun tak perlu duit siling dah.
Suratkhabar pun dah seringgit setengah.
Ini kroni mana pulak yang dapat kontrak kerajaan ni?
Kes duit polimer RM5 pun belum selesai lagi.
Macam ni nak sokong kerajaan lagi ke?
Kicap kegemaranku pun tiba2 naik 60 sen sebotol.
Itu belum kira barang2 keperluan yang lain.
Apalah Najib ni.
Pentingkanlah hal yang penting2 dulu.
Selama ni mana ada orang komplen pasal duit siling tu.
Takda sapa pun kata berat ataupun tak cantik lagi dah.
Yang komplen semakin takda harga adalah...
Bank Negara To Issue New Coins Series Next Year
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 (Bernama) -- Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) will be issuing the new third series of coins beginning next year. BNM Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz said the new coins in the denominations of five sen, 10 sen, 20 sen and 50 sen were inspired from distinctive features that define the nation's rich culture and heritage.
"The design motifs were crafted in the form of nature, flora and fauna and traditional handicraft which is found in Malaysia," she said at the launch of 500,000 sets commemorative coins to mark the new coins series here Monday.
She said the new series of coins were smaller and lighter, making it more user-friendly while the edge designs would enable the public and also the visually impaired to identify and distinguish the different denominations. The silver and yellow coloured coins embody the latest advancement in minting technology which incorporates improved counterfeit resistance security features. The new metal alloy used for minting enhances durability against wear and corrosion.
The new coins will co-circulate with the existing series. The existing series will be gradually phased out. The central bank is also working closely with financial institutions, businesses and cash handling vendors to ensure a smooth transition to the new series.
"Vendors of cash handling machines will be given six months to calibrate their machines to ensure convenience for the use of the new coins," Zeti said.
At the event, she also unveiled the new fourth series banknotes which will be launched by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in September.
It will be more than just a coin makeover
THERE is no need to have a “Coin makeover” (The Star, July 26) for our nation at this financially critical time.
I have not heard of anyone complaining that our coins are too heavy to carry around or that the colour is bad.
Saying that the new coins will be lighter and smaller is not any good and sane reason for doing it.
Has Bank Negara considered the implication and cost of changing the coins in the country?
How will the relevant government department or local council address the issue of coin-operated parking meters under their jurisdiction when the new coins are issued?
Must they all be changed to accept the new coins? Think of the cost involved.
Bank Negara says there will be a period of overlap when the old and new will be used side by side.
Will it mean that I will need the proper type of coin for the old parking meters and the new coins for the newer meters?
With the Government’s call for the people to tighten their belts in the face of inflation, why is there a need to do the proverbial scratching when no one is complaining of any itch.