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 Expat Malaysia Travel Guide -
Malaysian Flag

Jalur Gemilang
- Malaysian Flag

(To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia)

Flag of Malaysia Jalur Gemilang Malaysian Flag

The flag of Malaysia is a combination of traditional Islamic symbols and the representation of all the states under the federation. The 14 stripes and 14 points of the star represent the equal status of the 14 member states, namely Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Pulau Pinang, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor and Terengganu in the Federal Government.

- The colour red signifies strength, bravery and courage in facing challenges.

- The colour white symbolises honesty and integrity.

- The dark blue canton represents the unity and harmony of the peoples of Malaysia.

- The crescent represents Islam as the dominant religion.

- The 14-pointed star symbolises the unity of the 13 states with the Federal Government.

- The yellow colour of the crescent and star is the royal colour of the Rulers.



Jalur (pronounced jah-loor) A Malay word meaning a band or stripe of colour. The 14 parallel red and white stripes symbolise a common mission, a common direction and a virtuous path followed by the peoples of all states regardless of creed, race and religion.

Gemilang (pronounced guh-mee-lung) A Malay word meaning bright, brilliant, resplendent or excellent.

Jalur Gemilang represents the excellence of the peoples and the nation of Malaysia in every field, be it at national or international level. Jalur Gemilang symbolises a nation and peoples who are hard-working, patriotic, strong, courageous and prepared to sacrifice for the race, nation and religion.

Related links:
- Malaysia Day Celebration
Malaysia Government Website Listing
- Prime Minister's Website

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- Hassle free Internet Service in Malaysia TMnet EZnet
- What to do when you meet with a traffic accident
- Online Internet Banking in Malaysia

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