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Kelantan (Malaysia)

Kelantan Darul "Naim", Sultanate of Kelantan

Last modified: 2003-01-25 by santiago dotor
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[Kelantan (Malaysia)] 1:2
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Kelantan has a red flag with a white device composed of crescent and star, two spears and two torches.

Zeljko Heimer, 6 April 1996

The flag consists of a white emblem on a red background. The red background signifies the loyalty of the people of Kelantan. The white emblem stands for the sanc[t]ity of the office of the Ruler.

Thomas W. Koh, 14 May 1997

The flag consists of a crescent, symbolising Islam; a star and 2 spears. The 2 small objects beneath the star are not torches. They are keris, Malay daggers.

Giuseppe Bottasini, 13 August 1997

Flag 1912-1923

[Kelantan 1912-1923 (Malaysia)] 1:2
by Mario Fabretto

Royal and Other Rank Flags

Dorling-Kindersley 1997 says, "Kelantan has 36 royal and official flags". Flaggenbuch 1939 only reports the standard of the Sultan, a white flag with golden crescent and star (as in national flag) topped with a crown, the whole inside a dark grey (?) wreath. Who knows the 35 other Kelantan flags?

Ivan Sache, 15 January 2000

A chart in Znamierowski 1999, p. 30, shows no less than 30 Kelantan rank flags. They are labelled in Malay (?). Most of them (about 26) are very simple, plain or quartered flags with the same white emblem as on the national flag. The remaining ones show a different emblem, more or less like that described by Ivan Sache for the Sultan's flag.

Santiago Dotor, 10 January 2001