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Malaysia Flag

Flag of Malaysia
Flag Name(s)Jalur Gemilang ("Stripes of Glory") [Flag Of Malaysia]
Aspect Ratio(1:2)
Color Scheme blue,red,white,yellow
Color and Design

Meaning & SymbolismThe 14 stripes, of equal width, represent the equal status in the federation of the 13 member states and the federal territories, while the 14 points of the star represent the unity between these entities. The crescent represents Islam, the country's state religion. The blue canton symbolises the unity of the Malaysian people. The yellow of the star and crescent is the royal colour of the Malay rulers.
Description and Brief History

The flag of Malaysia is composed of a field of 14 alternating red and white stripes along the fly and a blue canton bearing a crescent and a 14-point star known as the Bintang Persekutuan (Federal Star).

The flag, first raised on 16 September 1963, originated from the flag of the Federation of Malaya. Prior to the creation of the national flag, each state in Malaya had its own flag, many of which are unchanged in design to this day. The design of the flag is based on those of two existing flags, the flag of Majapahit Empire and the flag of Johor, where the stripes from the flag of Majapahit were incorporated together with the canton containing the crescent and star from the flag of Johor.


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