The Malaysia flag was officially adopted on September 16, 1963.
Using the U.S. flag as a model, the 14 red and white stripes represent the 14 states of the country.
The gold crescent and star are symbols of Islam. The blue field represents the unity of the people.
Malaysia Coat of Arms:
Adopted in 1965, the Malaysian coat of arms features two tigers supporting a shield (which serves as a representation of the Malaysian states), a crescent and 14-point star at the top.
The national motto, "Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu" (Unity is Strength) in on the ribbon below.