§ 2. Meaning of national flag
- The national flag is a symbol of the Royal Sultanate of Sulu, under the guidance of HM Sultan Muedzul-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.