Bank Negara Malaysia seeks to limit superfluous supply of banknotes

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Bank Negara Malaysia is seeking to reduce the number of new banknotes that are exchanged by the public during Hari Raya Aidilfitri – the celebration that marks the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan – by handing out "high-quality" notes in their place.

One of the customs involved in the celebration is duit raya – a charitable tradition where people exchange cash in colourful green packets with their relatives or members of their community.

This commonly involves the use of brand new banknotes,

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