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Emblem of Brunei

Emblem of Brunei Darussalam
Panji-Panji Negara Brunei Darussalam
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Armiger Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei
Adopted 1940
Motto الدائمون المحسنون بالهدى
Sentiasa membuat kebajikan dengan petunjuk Allah
‘Always in service, with God's guidance’

The national emblem of Brunei is featured prominently on the flag of Brunei. It was adopted in 1940. There are five main components to the national emblem (crest): the flag, the royal parasol (ceremonial umbrella), the wings, the hands, and the crescent.

Below the crescent is a banner; both are inscribed with yellow lettering in Arabic:

  • On the crescent, Brunei's national motto: “Always render service with God's guidance” (الدائمون المحسنون بالهدى).
  • On the banner (scroll), the state's name: Brunei Darussalam (بروني دارالسلام), literally “Brunei, the Abode of Peace”.

Design

All elements on the crest are red. On some versions they have black outlines; others have colourless outlines.

  • The small swallowtail flag and parasol (payung ubor-ubor), regalia of the sultanate's monarchy,[1] have been the royal insignia since the creation of the emblem. (See also: chhatra, religious parasol)
  • The wings symbolise protection of justice, tranquility, prosperity and peace.
  • Below these is the crescent, a symbol of Islam, the state religion of Brunei.
  • On the sides, the upturned hands indicate the government's duty is to preserve and promotes the welfare of the citizens and to protect the people.

Past emblems

References

  1. ^ Sidhu, Jatswan S. (2009). Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam. Scarecrow Press. p. 87.  
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