The State Flag of Sarawak
The current State flag was adopted in 1988 to mark the 25th anniversary of the formation of Malaysia, and Sarawak’s role as an equal partner in the Federation along with Sabah and Malaya.
Red symbolises the courage, determination and sacrifices of the people in their tireless pursuit to attain as well as maintain progress and esteem in the course of creating a model State.
Yellow signifies the supremacy of law and order, as well as unity and stability in diversity.
Black represents the rich natural resources and wealth of Sarawak such as petroleum and timber, which provide the foundation for the advancement of the people.
The yellow, nine-pointed star represents the nine administrative Divisions at that time (the State currently has 11 Divisions). The star also embodies the aspirations of Sarawakians to improve their quality of life.