Friday, July 31, 2009

Jalur Gemilang - Flag Of Malaysia

One of homework my daughter had to do was on the Malaysian flag. So what does the Jalur Gemilang comprise of?

The flag of Malaysia, also known as the Jalur Gemilang ("Stripes of Glory"), comprises of...
  • 14 alternating red and white stripes along the fly.
  • A blue canton bearing a crescent.
  • A 14-point star known as the Bintang Persekutuan or Federal Star.
  • The 14 stripes, of equal width, represent the equal status in the federation of the 13 member states and the federal government, while the 14 points of the star represent the unity between these entities.
  • The crescent represents Islam, the country's official religion.
  • The blue canton symbolizes the unity of the Malaysian people.
  • The yellow of the star and crescent is the royal colour of the Malay rulers.

Source from Wikipedia

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