This ship flag of Malaysia was removed from a vessel being cut up for scrap. This flag is exactly like it was when it was found, it has not been washed.
The flag design was influenced by the flag of the United States. The crescent and star symbolize the nation’s majority Muslim population. Yellow is the royal color in Malaysia and red, white, and blue stand for the close association of the country with the commonwealth.
The photos show one side of the flag and a close-up of the fabric.