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1:2 image by Clay Moss, 15 September 2005
In the top left hand quarter is a yellow crescent with a yellow five-pointed star on a royal blue background. The red, white, yellow and blue are the colours of the flag of the Federation of Malaysia and show that Melaka is a member-state of the Federation. The star and crescent represent Islam.
Thomas W. Koh, 14 May 1997
image by Clay Moss, 15 September 2005
On a flag of 144 x 288 units, the canton occupies 72 x 128 units.
Christopher Southworth, 15 September 2005
image located by Valentin Poposki, 25 October 2005
Source: http://www.jpnmelaka.gov.my/jpm_flag.htm. According to this site:
The flag comprises a white and a sky blue stripe. The agency logo is set in the centre while the name JABATAN PENDIDIKAN MELAKA (Melaka Education Department) is printed at the bottom.Valentin Poposki, 25 October 2005
The white and sky blue colours refer to life on earth and in the hereafter. White represents the integrity and sincerity of this agency. It also represents the innocence of the students and their readiness to be molded by their parents and the educators. Sky blue represents the exchequer, expanse or scope, peace and control. It also stands for globalisation in the world of education that has no boundaries for the quest for knowledge. The significance of both the colours in the flag is also manifested in the uniform of the school children.
The Department logo carries the motto 'Fikir Bagaimana Bertindak Segera' (Think How Act Now). This embodies the style of management consistently working towards the optimum. The name 'JABATAN PENDIDIKAN MELAKA' (Melaka Education Department) states the Government agency it represents."
by Mario Fabretto
The arms were granted 14th August 1951, and the badge was the shield of the
arms, so probably instituted just after that date. According to Nick Weekes'
notes on Colonial Badges, the shield was on a white disc on the Blue Ensign, and
on the Union Jack within a garland. Both probably discontinued when the
Federation of Malaya became independent 31st August 1957.
David Prothero, 1 March 2005