Emblem o Malaysie
The Naitional Emblem an Coat o Airms o Malaysie (Jata Negara in Malay) is a coat o airms comprisin a shield or escutcheon, twa teigers for supporters, a crescent an fowerteen point starn for a crest an a motto). As the Malaysian emblem descendit frae the coat o airms o the Federatit Malay States unner British colonial rule, the current emblem o the Malaysian state resembles European heraldic practices.
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Design[eedit | eedit soorce]
The Naitional Emblem o Malaysie consists o a shield guarded by two supporters as rampant tigers. The shield is heidit bi a crest consistin o a yellae crescent wi a 14-pointit "federal starn", an includes a motto, depictit as a banner, at the bottom.
Crest or helm (crescent an federal starn)[eedit | eedit soorce]
The yellae colour o the crest, a crescent an a 14-pointit federal star, seembolises the kintra's monarchy. The crescent an aa represents Islam as the offeecial releegion while the federal starn represents the thirteen states an the Federal Territories o Malaysie.
Oreeginally, the fowerteen-pointit starn representit the oreeginal fowerteen states o Malaysie, which includit Singapore. It wisnae chynged whan Singapore left the federation, but it haes generally been acceptit that the 14t point represents the Federal Territories.
Escutcheon (shield)[eedit | eedit soorce]
The upper portion or chief o the shield contains five krises on a reid backgrund, representin the five umwhile Unfederatit Malay States, Johore, Terengganu, Kelantan, Kedah an Perlis. The remainder o the shield, that in the coat o airms o Malaya wis dividit in three per pale (longitudinally) atween the umwhile Federatit Malay States, Penang an Malacca, is nou dividit intae fower sections:
- In the dexter (left frae the observer's point o view) section is the Pinang palm alang wi the Penang Bridge representin Penang
- In the upper middle o the shield, ablo the row o krises, is the colours o the Federatit Malay States (reid, black, white an yellow) arranged frae left tae riht. The permutations of the colours red, black, white an yellae mak up the colors o thir states' banners. Reid, black an yellae is for Negeri Sembilan; black an white for Pahang; black, white an yellae for Perak; an reid an yellae for Selangor.
- In the lawer middle o the shield, there are three sections umwhile representin the new (in 1963) states o Sabah, Singapore an Sarawak. Syne 1965, Singapore's section haes been replaced bi a depiction o the naitional flouer, the hibiscus.
- In the sinister (richt frae the observer's point o view) section is the "Malacca" tree representin Malacca
Supporters (tigers)[eedit | eedit soorce]
The twa rampant tigers supportin the shield are traditional Malay seembols. They are retained frae the earlier armorial ensign o the Federation o Malaya, an prior tae that o the Federatit Malay States. They seembolise strenth an courage.
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The motto o the airms, locatit belaw the shield, consists o a banner wi the phrase "Unity is Strenth" (Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu) written in baith romanized Malay an Jawi. The oreeginal Inglis phrase wis replaced bi romanised Malay some time efter unthirldom.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
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