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Johore (Malaysia)

Negeri Johor Darul "Takzim", Sultanate of Johore

Last modified: 2012-12-18 by ian macdonald
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[Johore (Malaysia)] 1:2 image located by Hashimi, 13 November 2012


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Johore has a blue flag, with a big red canton with white crescent and five-pointed star, pointing in lower fly end.
Željko Heimer
, 6 April 1996

The flag consists of a white crescent and a star of five points on a red field at the canton and navy blue at the fly. The white denotes a sovereign ruler, red a warrior and blue the universe. This flag is very much associated with the Sultan.
Thomas W. Koh, 14 May 1997

The background on actual flags looks more violet than blue. However, when compared to Malaysian national flags, the shade of blue is the same. I suppose it's an illusion.
Clay Moss, 13 September 2005

I am a little bit surprised about the image Clay Moss sent (above). I have been in Johor in 1993 and bought a flag of Johor there. It has the same design like the flags, which were flown there and is closer to the design of the Flaggenbuch version (below). The red canton is exactly a quarter of the flag. The crescent is open to the right. The star is thick and not in lower position to the crescent.
J. Patrick Fischer, 16 September 2005

The official announcement by Johore Government regarding their flag is at http://www.johordt.gov.my/site/lanjutan/ukuran_sebenar_bendera_johor_darul_tazim.
Hashimi, 13 November

According to Flaggenbuch 1939 [neu39]
[State Flag (Johore, Malaysia)] 1:2   image by Ivan Sache

Flaggenbuch 1939 [neu39] shows the State (Service) flag as a blue flag with a red canton (2/3 of the hoist x 1/2 of the fly) bearing a white crescent and a white 5-pointed star. Quite similar to the current national flag, but with nearly [horizontally-]symmetrical crescent.
Ivan Sache, 18 January 2000


Construction details

[Johore, Malaysia, construction details] image located by Hashimi, 13 November 2012

There are some differences between this and the version shown in the Flaggenbuch [neu39].  The canton as shown by Clay occupies 144 x 198 units on a flag of 216 x 432 units.
Christopher Southworth, 13 September 2005


Ceremonial State Flag

[Ceremonial State Flag (Johore, Malaysia)] 1:2   image by Ivan Sache, 18 January 2000

Flaggenbuch 1939 [neu39] shows the ceremonial state flag as a red flag with a white crescent and a white 5-pointed star, a yellow border and a blue border.
Ivan Sache, 18 January 2000


Standard of the Sultan's Marshall

[Sultan's Marshall (Johore, Malaysia)] 1:2   image by Ivan Sache, 18 January 2000

Flaggenbuch 1939 [neu39] shows the Standard of the Sultan's Marshall as a black swallowtailed flag with a red canton (1/2 of the hoist high x 1/2 of the fly) bearing a white crescent and a white 5-pointed star. The fork does not reach the canton.
Ivan Sache
, 18 January 2000

Editor's note: compare this flag with the Civil Flag and Ensign.


Johore 1855-1865

[Johore 1855-1865] image by Ivan Sache, 2 August 1999

Whitney Smith writes in the last release of Ar Banniel [arb], "20. Trumong (Indonesia). Plain black with a small square white canton. Also used by Johore (Malaysia) in 1855-1865".
Ivan Sache, 2 August 1999