Malaya (1950-1963)
September 16 is Malaysia Day, the date when Singapore, Sabah, and Sarawak united with the Federation of Malaya to form the new state of Malaysia. Malaya’s flag was very similar to the current flag of Malaysia, except it had eleven stripes and an eleven-pointed star, representing the 11 states of the federation.
The fourteenth point and stripe on the current flag were retained even after Singapore became an independent country in 1965. They’re now said to represent the Federal Territories.

Malaya (1950-1963)

September 16 is Malaysia Day, the date when Singapore, Sabah, and Sarawak united with the Federation of Malaya to form the new state of Malaysia. Malaya’s flag was very similar to the current flag of Malaysia, except it had eleven stripes and an eleven-pointed star, representing the 11 states of the federation.

The fourteenth point and stripe on the current flag were retained even after Singapore became an independent country in 1965. They’re now said to represent the Federal Territories.

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