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 symbolises 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 when the President is in the country.
All uses of Presidential symbols must be approved by the President. External organisations intending to use any Presidential symbols should always write in to the President’s Office to seek approval before commissioning any work. This includes the Presidential Crest, the Presidential Standard, the Presidential Chair and President’s representation ie video footages.