The Federation Flag Have you seen the Federation Flag? Do you remember what it looked like? We have one in our collection (see below) Notice the difference between this flag and our present one? Related posts: Panglima Lane, back in 2010 Interior Decoration Ideas? HIJ Convent School Badge “Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?” By felicia|2017-08-28T17:16:32+08:00August 28th, 2017|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, Memories|4 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappGoogle+TumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Teen Idols? Gallery Teen Idols? Singing with emotion Gallery Singing with emotion Then & Now – Movie Posters Gallery Then & Now – Movie Posters Then & Now – Movie Tickets Gallery Then & Now – Movie Tickets ‘Reel’ life Gallery ‘Reel’ life 4 Comments Ipoh Remembered August 28, 2017 at 7:49 pm - Reply Dear felicia … From the linked database entry: The Federation of Malaya was a federation of 11 states, that existed from 1 February 1948 until 16 September 1963. […] The picture shows the Federation of Malaya flag, which was used from 1950-1963. The Sultans and others began discussing the design of the new flag in 1947, but no decision was made. After February, 1948 a committee was formed in order to advance the project. People were asked to submit designs and hundreds were submitted. The winning design — the first choice recommended by the committee — was a blue flag with a circle of eleven white five-pointed stars, and inside the circle a pair of red kris crossed one upon the other. (Notice the red, white, and blue: the colors of the Union Jack.) Second and third choices were also nominated by the committee. The third choice had eleven stripes blue and white, and a yellow crescent and five-pointed star on a red field in the top left corner. As you can see, the Sultans did not like any of the recommended designs and had another one fashioned. ika August 29, 2017 at 9:30 am - Reply Thanks for the interesting background Ipoh Remembered. I have added it to the database entry under your name. Ipoh Remembered August 30, 2017 at 1:01 am - Reply Dear ika … If you’re using what I wrote, than I should probably emphasize that it’s incomplete. There is a Wikipedia entry that touches on this subject, entitled “Flag of Malaysia.” It contains some errors (partly because it misconstrues an old Straits Times article), but one good thing it does that I did not do above is to actually name the person most responsible for the design of the flag: a young employee of the Johore Public Works Department named Mohamed Hamzah. Mohamed Hamzah died in 1993; he was seventy-five years old. Only in 2005 was his design contribution officially honoured by the government. ika August 30, 2017 at 4:21 pm - Reply Noted thank you Ipoh Remembered. I shall make some adjustments to the database accordingly. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Prove that you are a human!