Sunday, September 30, 2007

Malaysia State Emblems FDC

Malaysia FDC
Name: State Emblems of Malaysia
Issue date: 2007 September 25th

The National and State Emblems is a symbol of pride to the people of a tate or nation. Each symbol in the emblem has its own specific meaning.

Designs: 1st Row, From left to right.

Emblem of Malaysia
The National Emblem (Coat of Arms) of Malaysia (Jata Negara in Malay) consists of a shield guarded by two tigers. On the top of the shield is a yellow crescent with a 14-pointed star. A banner with the phrase "Unity is Strength" (Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu) written in both romanized Malay and Jawi is located below the shield. The original English words were replaced by Jawi some time after independence.

The yellow colour of the crescent and the star symbolises 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 Malaysia. (See also Malaysia's Federal star.) Originally, the fourteen-pointed star represented the original fourteen states of Malaysia, which included Singapore. It was not changed when Singapore left the federation, but it has generally been accepted that the 14th point represents the Federal Territories. More….

Sultanate of Kedah
The wreath of paddy symbolizes agriculture, the States principle commodity. The red background colour is the traditional colour 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.

Elective Monarchy of Negeri Sembilan
The nine stalks of rice on the shield represents the nine states in the federation of the Old Negeri Sembilan. The red colour in the shield reflects the past British connection. The black colour denotes the Datuk-Datuk Undang Yang Empat and Tunku Besar Tampin, whereas the yellow colour 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.

Sultanate of Pahang
The spear head that incorporates the design of the coffee leaf, with the word 'Negeri Pahang' was originally gold in colour 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.

Sultanate of 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 motto reads 'In God, the Government of Kelantan Submit'.

Sultanate of 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'.

Sultanate of 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.

Detail of 2nd row...

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