Success and development: Facts and History of Malaysia Flag
Malaysia’s “Stripes of Glory” combine all the elements that define this country as whole:
the fourteen red and white stripes proudly alternating represent the thirteen states that have equal power and significance, while the fourteenth stripes represents the federal government.
While 14 pointed star represents the perfect union between the states, the crescents stands for the national religion, the Islam that defines the Malaysians people as a unity.
Besides the popular facts and history of the Malaysia Flag, there is a less known reason why the flag has fourteen stripes and the star is also 14 pointed: when it was chosen, there were fourteen states members of the union, but two years later, Singapore was kicked out of the union.
Nowadays, the Malaysian Flag symbol is most commonly associated with the local federal government power and success and development, exactly how its name “Jalur Gemilang” suggests