Last modified: 2010-12-10 by ian macdonald
Keywords: regent (malaysia) | timbalan yang di-pertuan agong |
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1:2 image by Santiago Dotor, 31 March 2006
N.B. there should be an inscription "Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong" below the coat-of-arms
The Malaysian Monarchy webpage describes the standard of the Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong which I dare translate as "regent":
Panji-panji Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan AgongIn my image I have not added the "Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong" inscription since I do not quite understand what does "written below the Coat of Arms" mean I do not think it refers to lettering on the blue stripe, rather to an inscription on the arms' scroll or possibly on a further scroll below the arms.
If the Yang di-Pertuan Agong falls ill or is unable to carry out the duties of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, his duties will be carried out by the Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The ruler, elected as the Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong by the Conference of Rulers according to the constitution, must relinquish all his functions as Ruler of his own state. However, he remains Head of Islam in his state. As the Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong, he also has an exclusive flag which is raised when he carries out the duties of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
The upper section of the flag is yellow symbolising royalty while the lower section is light blue. In its centre is the Coat of Arms of Malaysia. Written below the Coat of Arms is "Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong". Unlike the flag of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Coat of Arms on this flag is not flanked by sheaves of paddy. The measurements of this flag are similar to that of the flag of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.