Flag of Indonesia
|Name||Sang Saka Merah-Putih|
|Use||National flag and ensign|
|Adopted||13th century (Majapahit Empire)|
28 October 1928 (standardized)
17 August 1945 (original)
17 August 1950 (official)
|Design||A horizontal bicolour of red and white|
|Name||Ular-Ular Perang or Lencana Perang|
|Design||Nine horizontal stripes of alternating red and white|
The flag of Indonesia is graphically identical to the Flag of Monaco, with a slight difference only in the ratio of its dimensions.
Usage[change | change source]
Regulation and flag protocol[change | change source]
The flag is described in Article 35, Chapter XV, of the Constitution of Indonesia; Government Regulation No. 24/2009; and Government Regulation No. 40/1958.
The national flag shall be Sang Merah Putih (The Red-White)
The raising of the flag should be conducted in the time between sunrise until sunset, but in certain circumstances, it can be done at night. In daily use, the flag should be flown at every commemoration such as the Indonesian Independence Day on 17 August every year, by the citizens who have a right to use it at house, building or office, schools, colleges, public and private transport and the representative office of Indonesia in overseas. The flag can be flown in maritime-based activity as well.
It can be used as the cover of the coffin of a President or former Presidents, Vice President or former Vice Presidents, Members of Cabinet, Speaker of People's Representative Council, and Head of Government, members of the Indonesian Armed Forces, and persons who are members of the Indonesian National Police who died in service, or an Indonesian citizen who made contributions to their nation as a badge of honor.
References[change | change source]
- "UNDANG-UNDANG REPUBLIK INDONESIA : NOMOR 24 TAHUN 2009" (PDF). Badanbahasa.kemdikbud.go.id. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
- Indrayana, Denny (2008). Indonesian Constitutional Reform 1999-2002: An Evaluation of Constitution-Making in Transition. Jakarta: Kompas Book Publishing. p. 54. ISBN 978-979-709-394-5.