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President's flag - Images by Željko Heimer, 30 September 2002
Left, after the official specifications of the national flag
Right, as shown on Album des Pavillons
The President's flag, red with a green rectangle charged with a white crescent and star, was introduced officially on 26 July 1968.
The flag shown in Album des Pavillons [pay00] is slightly different from the official specifications, with a narrower red border. It might be either erroneous or based on a version of the flag predating the adoption of the official specifications.
Calvin Paige Herring & Željko Heimer, 30 September 2002
Recently, the entire government of the Maldives got into wet suits and held a meeting under water to raise awareness for Global Warming. A picture published by ARD Tagesschau shows the President of the Maldives, signing a declaration regarding Global Warming, using a waterproof pen. Behind the President, you can see the Presidential Flag flying - or should I say floating - at the ocean floor.
Volker Keitz, 17 October 2009
Prime Minister's flag - Image by Željko Heimer, 30 September 2002
According to Smith (1982) [smi82], the Prime Minister uses a flag in approximative proportions 3:5, quarterly divided green-blue-red-green, with a white star in the first quarter. This flag is mentioned by Znamierowki (1999) [zna99], described by Crampton (1990) [cra90f], but not shown in Album des Pavillons (2000, op. cit.).
Željko Heimer, 30 September 2002