The Presidential Standard

Presidential Standard

Adopted in 1961, the Presidential Standard is a red flag with a white crescent moon and five stars emblazoned in the centre.  The colour red is symbolic of the universal brotherhood and equality of man. The crescent represents a young country on the ascent, while the five stars represent democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.

The Presidential Standard is flown from the highest point on the Istana main building from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, whenever the President is in office.