Malaysian Flag

Malaysian Flag

Flag of Malaysian - Description of the Malaysian Flag

As the above picture of the Malaysian Flag indicates the background is tri-color - Red, white and blue

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Malaysian flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

Blue - vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice. The blue field also symbolizes the unity of the Malaysian people

Yellow - the yellow seen on the crescent and star is the color of the royal family

The basic style shown in the picture of the Malaysian flag is described as Canton reflecting the central design of the flag pattern, highly influenced by the USA

There are 14 equal horizontal stripes of red (top) alternating with white (bottom)

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Malaysian flag is described as 1:2 ( length twice the height )

The upper left quarter of the flag is called the Canton and pictures a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing a yellow crescent and a yellow 14-pointed star

The emblem on the Malaysian flag pictures a yellow crescent and a yellow 14-pointed star both being the traditional symbols of Islam

The Meaning & History of the Malaysian Flag - The Malaysian 14 stripes stand for the fourteen states of Malaysia. The Malaysian star also has fourteen points, for the same reason

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