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Royal Malaysian Customs (Malaysia)

Kastam Diraja Malaysia

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[Royal Malaysian Customs (Malaysia)] 1:2 image by Nagathisen Katahenggam and Santiago Dotor

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According to Album des Pavillons 2000 [pay00], the Customs Ensign is a yellow over blue flag with emblem in the middle, ratio 1:2 and use .
Željko Heimer
, 25 May 2002


[Royal Malaysian Customs badge (Malaysia)] image by Nagathisen Katahenggam

Former Flag until ca. 2002

Royal Malaysian Customs and Excise / Kastam dan Eksais Diraja Malaysia

[Royal Malaysian Customs and Excise until ca. 2002 (Malaysia)] 1:2 image by Jaume Ollé

[Royal Malaysian Customs and Excise badge until ca. 2002 (Malaysia)] image by Jaume Ollé

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[Royal Malaysian Customs pennant]image by Jaume Ollé, 9 January 2004

Some days ago a documentary in TVE2 (Spain) about Malaysia and its navy, customs, etc., showed some lesser known flags, including the blue ensign: blue with national flag in canton, proportion 1:2 and the customs and excise department flag. There was also a dark blue pennant with a white inscription KASTAM (Customs), in the bow of some ships surrounded by fast interception ships.

[Royal Malaysian Customs interception ships] image by Jaume Ollé, 9 January 2004

The interception ships showed a flag light blue with black diagonal band fimbriated white, hoisted in the mainmast.

[Royal Malaysian Customs ensign?] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 14 December 2006

A photograph at the following site:,%20menyelamat%20maritim/040702_imb5.jpg regarding an anti-piracy and rescue demonstration by the Royal Malaysian Police Marine Unit shows a similar flag hoisted on a Customs vessel but in different colours. From the upper fly to the lower hoist (if I see the colours correctly), the flag is composed of a light blue triangle, a yellow fimbriation, a black band, a white fimbriation, and a green triangle. It seems to correspond to the vessel's flash sign appearing at the side of the vessel. I'm not sure what the flag is (Customs ensign?). Perhaps something similar to Hong Kong's Water Police flag?

Main article and photographs of the event are located here:,%20menyelamat%20maritim/040702_imb.htm.

The caption of the relevant photograph (the eighth photograph) on the above site reads, "Di antara bot laju yang tercanggih dimiliki oleh Jabatan Kastam Diraja", translated as "Amongst the latest modern fast crafts are those belonging to the Royal Customs Department."
Herman Felani M.Y., 14 December 2006