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Putrajaya (Malaysia)

Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Federal Territory of Putrajaya

Last modified: 2003-09-27 by santiago dotor
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[Putrajaya (Malaysia)] 1:2
by Nagathisen Katahenggam
Flag adopted 1st February 2001



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Introduction

Putrajaya is supposed to be the administrative capital (something like Brasilia). In actual fact, the whole project is extremely controversial and many consider it absolutely unnecessary — especially with the last economic crisis that hit the region. One of the major criticisms of Putrajaya is that the local government for that territory has been taken away from the people and given to a private corporation. Many believe this is just another real estate project (...).

Robert Kee, 1 March 2001


Description

On February 1st 2001, a new federal territory was declared by means of the federal government annexing a southern district of the state of Selangor. I have been looking for some information on Internet about the new territory's symbols and flag but I have not been very successful. The closest I came to was from the Putrajaya Official Website which has a symbol that might be the coat of arms for the new territory. I was also able to scan a photo from a local newspaper that shows the new flag. I attempted to draw the flag and I came up with one that has a ratio of 2:1 which I believe is correct since all Malaysian subnational flags are of this ratio.

Robert Kee, 7 February 2001

I had a chance to visit Malaysian new administrative district Putrajaya last week. The Prime Minister's office had been already moved in from Kuala Lumpur and other ministries are scheduled to move in. I could see Putrajayan flags in front of government officers' building and a big new mosque. The flags were waving together with the Malaysian national flag and states' flags. The flag proportion is 1:2 following other Malaysian subnational flags, as Robert Lee reported. Vertical stripes blue-yellow-blue 1+2+1 with Malaysian coat-of-arms in the center but the shade of yellow stripe is darker than our image on FOTW — like the shade of yellow in Sri Lankan national flag.

Nozomi Kariyasu, 1 June 2001

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