State Emblems of Malaysia
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State Emblems of Malaysia
The National and State Emblem is a symbol of pride to
the people of a state or nation. Each symbol in the emblem has its own
Emblem of Malaysia
The National Emblem (Coat of Arms) of Malaysia
consists of a shield guarded by two tigers that are traditional Malay
symbols signifying strength and courage. On the top of the shield is a
yellow crescent with a 14-pointed star. The yellow color of the
crescent and the star symbolizes the country's monarchy. The crescent
also represents Islam as the official religion while the star
represents the thirteen states and the federal territories of
Five keris are located within the upper rectangle. The
keris represent the former Unfederated Malay States, namely Johor,
Terengganu, Kelantan, Kedah and Perlis. Below the keris are rectangles
colored in red, black, white and yellow that symbolizes the Federated
Malay States. Red and yellow are for Selangor, black and white for
Pahang, black, white and yellow for Perak and red, black and yellow
for Negeri Sembilan.
The rest are insignias of four remaining states. The
palm tree along with the bridge represents Pulau Pinang, while the 'Melaka'
tree on the opposite end of the shield identifies Malacca. The lowest
portions is represented by Sabah's Coat Of Arms on the left and
Sarawak's Coat Of Arms on the right. The Hibiscus flower in the center
is the national flower of Malaysia. The tigers featured as holding the
previously known Federated States of Malaya's Coat of Arms is used in
the National Emblem. The motto, 'Unity is Strength' (Bersekutu
Bertambah Mutu), written in both Romanized Malay and Jawi is located
in the yellow-colored scroll below the shield.
Kedah. The wreath of paddy symbolizes
agriculture, the State's principle commodity. The red background color
is the traditional color of the State, signifying prosperity. The
crescent symbol signifies Islam while the shield symbolizes the role
of the Sultan as the protector and guardian of his subjects.
Negeri Sembilan. The nine stalks of rice on the
shield represents the nine states in the federation of the Old Negeri
Sembilan. The red color in the shield reflects the past British
connection. The black color denotes the Datuk-Datuk Undang Yang Empat
and Tunku Besar Tampin, whereas the yellow color signify the Yang
di-Pertuan Besar. The sword and its sheath above the shield represent
justice, whereas the "Changgai Puteri" between the sword and its
sheath represent the sovereignty of the Ruler.
Pahang. The spear head that incorporates the
design of the coffee leaf, with the word "Negeri Pahang" was
originally gold in color including the staff and guard. The reason for
the choice is that in 1862, gold is the number one produce in the
state of Pahang. Also in the old days, it was said that nothing can
stand against weapons or weapon heads made of gold. The pair of
elephant tusks criss-crossed against each other in front of the
spear/coffee leaf signifies the abundant existence of elephants in the
state. The inclusion of "Ya La Tif" implies that the state will be
ruled and governed in soft and subtle ways that will be a blessing to
all its citizens.
Kelantan. The crown stands for the sovereignty
of the State while the two spears and two keris signifies the power of
the Kelantan Malays. The symbol of the star and crescent signify
Islam. The two cannons signify that the State is always ready to
defend itself. The two deers serve as reminders of the period in the
State's history when Che Siti Wan Kembang, the Queen of Kelantan (at
the end of 14th century), ordered the State's gold coins to be stamped
with the image of these deers for which she held such deep affection.
The State motton reads "In God, the Government of Kelantan Submit".
Johor. The crown denotes the Ruler. The four
stars at the corners of the white shield stands for the four original
districts of the State, namely Johor Bahru, Muar, Batu Pahat and Endau,
while the star and crescent signify Islam. The two tigers recalled the
period when wild beasts roamed the State. The floral decorations below
the shield represent gambier and black pepper, the two main produce of
the State. The State motto reads "In The Hands of Allah".
Perak. This crest which is worn by the Ruler on
his headdress symbolizes his sovereignty. The crescent signifies Islam
as the official religion, whereas the paddy flower stands for the
primary occupation and main produce of the people and the state.
Perlis. The wreath of paddy represents the
primary occupation and main product of the State. The shield
represents the pride and symbol of honor of the State as a rice
Selangor. The crescent and the star signifies
Islam, that is the State's official religion. The red spear in the
center with a short keris to the right and a long keris to the left
are part of the State regalia. The Jawi writing reads the State motto,
'Under the protection of Allah'. Below the phrase appears the broad
belt (tali bengkung) or sash worn at the waist by warriors in the
Terengganu. Crescent and star symbolizes
Terengganu as an Islamic state. The crown symbolizes the sovereignty
of the King and the sword, mace and the long keris signifies the
state's royal regalia. The Quran is placed on the right to represent
Islam as the official religion, whilst The Book of Law placed on the
left signifies justice. The Wali or Selampai is to denote part of the
state's cultural regalia.
Sarawak. The Bunga Raya (Hibiscus) that is the
national flower of Malaysia, is positioned on the right and left side
of the Kenyalang bird. The banner underneath the Keyalang bird's feet
carries the new State motto: "Bersatu, Berusaha, Berbakti" (Unity,
Industrious, Dedicated). On the bird's chest is a shield bearing the
state colors namely black, red and yellow.
Pulau Pinang. The areca tree (pokok pinang)
gave the island its name. The Penang Bridge is not only a source of
pride to the people of Pulau Pinang; it also unites the island with
mainland part of the State, as well as symbolizing the unity between
the state and the federation. The two pillars of the bridge stands for
two basic features of the New Economic Policy, namely the eradication
of poverty and restructuring of society, while the four cables
represent the four major races in the nation, that is the Malays,
Chinese, Indian and others. The five blue and white waves symbolize
the five principles of the Rukun Negara (National Principles) and the
five administrative districts of the State.
Sabah. The two arms symbolize unity and
cooperation among the State's multi-racial community for progress and
success of the country. The five colors represent the five divisions
in the State. Zircon blue symbolizes peace and tranquility, white -
purity and justice, chili red - courage and conviction, light blue -
unity and prosperity and royal blue denotes strength and cooperation.
The silhouette shape of Mount Kinabalu is a symbol of the State of
Sabah. The State motto reads "Successful Sabah" on the red scroll.
Melaka. The various colors are the colors of
the Federated States of Malaysia and indicates that the Malacca is
part of the Federated States. The five keris represents five warriors
who are well known for their bravery in ancient Malacca: Hang Tuah,
Hang Jebat, Hang Lekiu, Hang Lekir and Hang Kasturi. The crescent moon
and star in the middle of the top section are the symbols of Islam,
the official religion of the State. The Melaka tree, placed in the
center is the tree from which the State derived its name. The two
mousedeers supporting the shield serve to recall the incident
involving the mousedeer, which led the first ruler of Malacca to
choose the site and formed his empire. The state motto on the blue
scroll reads "Unity is Strength".
|Date of Issue
||25 September 2007
||50 sen x 14 Designs
||25mm x 30mm