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Symbols of the Sulu Sultanate

Royal Sultanate of Sulu. National Flag Act. Passed 27 April 2011
(RC I 2011, 5, 2), entered into force 1 May 2011,
§ 1. Scope of application of Act
This Act establishes the heraldic description and form of the national flag of the Royal Sultanate of Sulu and the conditions and procedure for the use of the national flag.

§ 2. Meaning of national flag
  • The national flag is a symbol of the Royal Sultanate of Sulu, under the guidance of HRH Raja Muda Mudzul Lail Tan Kiram, the legitimate heir and successor to HM late Sultan Moh. Mahakuttah A. Kiram.
  • State agencies, and bodies and persons exercising state authority have the right to use the national flag.

The official flag of the royal sultanate of Sulu is bright red and bears the highly stylised image of the Gateway to Mecca (which constitutes the main territorial symbol in the coat of arms of the sultanate) and below it, the State badge of the Sultanate, the keris=(First Heir-Apparent) and spear=(Second Heir-Apparent), both turned from the hoist. The canton of green bears the image of the inflamed crescent and star (shown in its full colours, that is, the crescent and the star are white and the flames are yellow) as well as two equal stripes, of blue and of white, at the hoist. Below the canton, a roundel white is placed as a representation of the pearl. The flag’s proportions are 2:3. The proportions of the main elements are established in two separate draughts.

The official Coat of Arms of the Royal Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo under the guidance of HM Muedzul-Lail Tan Kiram, 35th Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo.

26.04.2012. On behalf of H.R.H. Raja Muda Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram, the Head of the Sultanate of Sulu and of the Royal House of Sulu, the Chancery of the Royal House announced a launch of the official flag of H.R.H. Raja Muda Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram.

Royal House of Sulu (Kiram dynasty) lesser coat of arms with collar, designed by HE Datu Sadja Michael Y. Medvedev.

The Grand Sayyid coat of arms

Coat of arms of HRH Raja Muda (Crown Prince) Mohammad Ehsan S. Kiram. Author: HE Datu Sadja Michael Y. Medvedev.