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Perak (Malaysia)

Sultanate of Perak, Negeri Perak Darul "Ridzuan"

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[Perak (Malaysia)] 1:2 image by Clay Moss, 16 September 2005

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The 3 stripes on the Perak flag represent the 3 branches of the Perak royal family. The white stripe represents the Sultan, the yellow stripe represents the Raja Muda or Prince and the black stripe represents the Raja Di Hilir. In the Perak government, the Raja Muda will replace the Sultan and the Raja Di Hilir will replace the Raja Muda.
Giuseppe Bottasini
, 13 August 1997

Flaggenbuch 1939 [neu39] shows the national flag of Perak as horizontally white-yellow-black, similar to current one.
Ivan Sache, 13 January 2000

According to the Flaggenbuch, the British Resident to Perak used a swallow-tailed version of the Sultan's flag, while those to Selangor and Negeri-Sembilan both flew a swallow-tailed version of the civil flag ("landesflagge"), but no others are shown or listed.
Christopher Southworth, 1 March 2005

The state flag of the Perak (Malaysia) was established on the 1st of March 1879. For the process of adopting, see this website:
Jos Poels, 23 August 2010

Jack (reported early 1940s)

[Jack early 1940s (Perak, Malaysia)] 1:2   image by Ivan Sache, 13 January 2000

The 1992 facsimile edition [neu92] of Flaggenbuch 1939 [neu39], in the Corrections section, shows the jack as a flag divided per saltire, black, white, yellow, black.
Ivan Sache
, 13 January 2000