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Emblem o Malaysie

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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 pynt starn for a crest an a motto). As the Malaysian emblem descendit frae the coat o airms o the Federatit Malay States unner Breetish colonial rule, the current emblem o the Malaysian state resembles European heraldic practices.

Design[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Naitional Emblem o Malaysie consists o a shield guarded bi twa supporters as rampant teegers. 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.[1]

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 pynt represents the Federal Territories.

Escutcheon (shield)[eedit | eedit soorce]

The escutcheon, representit bi a shield, is primarily intendit tae ser as a representation o states unified unner the Malaysian federation, an is subdivided intae ten diveesions.

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 pynt 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 yellae) arranged frae left tae riht. The permutations o the colours reid, 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, thare 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 pynt o view) section is the "Malacca" tree representin Malacca

Supporters (tigers)[eedit | eedit soorce]

The twa rampant teegers supportin the shield are traditional Malay seembols. Thay are retained frae the earlier armorial ensign o the Federation o Malaya, an prior tae that o the Federatit Malay States. Thay seembolise strenth an courage.

Motto (banner)[eedit | eedit soorce]

The motto o the airms, locatit belaw the shield, consists o a banner wi the phrase "Unity is Strenth" (Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu)[2][3] written in baith romanized Malay an Jawi. The oreeginal Inglis phrase wis replaced bi romanised Malay some time efter unthirldom.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Malaysia Coat of Arms". TalkMalaysia.com. Archived frae the original on 27 August 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2009.
  2. "Malaysian Flag and Coat of Arms". The Malaysia Government's Official Portal. Archived frae the original on 11 Apryle 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2008.
  3. Ian Macdonald (28 Julie 2007). "Coat-of-Arms (Malaysia)". CRW Flags. Retrieved 6 August 2008.