There are 14 red and white stripes and 14 arms in the star in Malaysian flag. These represent the 13 member states and the 14th is the district of Kuala Lumpur. They are all equal in status. The crescent and star is the symbols of the islam religion, The yellow color is the traditional royal color. The blue rectangle originally left from the British colony times, but now it means unity of the country. The flag was designed in 1950.