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Unidentified Cambodian Flags

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As seen in two Yahoo News photos (url's expired), a Cambodian flag with golden Khmer inscriptions.

[Roundel] image contributed by Eugene Ipavec, 2 October 2007

Caption: "Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah salutes in front of Cambodia's national flag at the Independence monument in Phnom Penh April 5, 2007."

[Roundel] image contributed by Eugene Ipavec, 2 October 2007; cropped by editor

Caption: "President Choummaly Sayasone stands in front of Cambodia's flag during a a wreath-laying ceremony at Independent Monument in Phnom Penh August 6, 2007."

...both of which sound like pretty official occasions. At first glance I thought these were red-blue bicolors, but a more careful look revealed a small corner of the Angkor Wat in the top red field, making it a very large KH national flag, only with the addition of lettering. I can't read it, obviously, but it doesn't seem to be the country name or national motto.

...perhaps an army color? A full view is visible in the site header at
Eugene Ipavec, 2 October 2007, with amendments 3 September 2008

At (source: the picture credits read: "Police officers carry a casket carrying the body of Cambodia's late King Norodom Sihanouk upon arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. AP / Heng Sinith"

This flag follows the same pattern as the already two flags reported above, where there's a basic Cambodian flag pattern, followed by golden fringes on the edges, a badge (coat of arms) of the official institution on the hoist (usually Police and Military coats of arms).

It is my conclusion then, that Police and Military Unit flags are the ones we feature on this section
Esteban Rivera, 29 December 2015