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The unique symbols and meanings behind the Sarawak State Flag,State Crest and State Anthem
Sarawak State Flag
The current State flag was adopted by the State
Goverment of Sarawak in 1988
Red colour symbolises the courage, determination and sacrifices of the people in their tireless pursuit to attain and maintain progress and esteem in the course of creating a model State;
Yellow colour denotes the supremacy of law and order, unity and stability in the diversity.
Black colour symbolises the rich natural resources and wealth of Sarawak such as petroleum, timber etc which provide the foundation for the advancement of her people;
The yellow nine-pointed Star denotes the nine divisions where the rakyat lives in harmony. The Star symbol also embodies the aspiration of the people of Sarawak in their quest to improve their quality of life.
Sarawak State Crest
The State Crest signifies the proud "Land of the Hornbills" flying high in aspirations and achievements in all field of endeavour, guided by the ideology of the 'politics of development'. The State Crest also serves to distinguish Sarawak from the rest of the world.
Sarawak State Anthem
The State Anthem of Sarawak -- Ibu Pertiwi Ku -- was adopted in 1988. Wan Othman Hamid (b.1931) composed the music, while Ismail Hassan (1922-1991) wrote the lyrics. Below are the lyrics:
Sarawak Tanah Air Ku
Negeri Ku Tanah Air Ku Sarawak
Engkaulah Tanah Pusaka ku
Tanah Tumpah Darah Ku
Ibu Pertiwi Ku
Rakyat Hidup Mesra Dan Bahagia
Damai Muhibbah Sentiasa
Bersatu Berusaha Berbakti
Untuk Sarawak Ku Cintai
Sarawak Dalam Malaysia
Aman Makmur Rahmat Tuhan Maha Esa
Kekallah Sarawak Bertuah
Teras Perjuangan Rakyat
Sarawak State Secretary Office,
Level 20 , Wisma Bapa Malaysia
Petra Jaya, 93502 Kuching
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