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Myanmar: 2019 flag proposals

Last modified: 2019-08-05 by zachary harden
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Background

According to a souce, there were several parties that proposed to change the Myanmar national flag that was adopted in 2010. The issue, they contend, is that the country was not properly consulted on the 2010 change and this project is to allow that consultation to happen. In filings with the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s Constitutional Amendment Committee, the National League for Democracy (NLD; among others), submitted a total of four designs to be considered for the new national flag. The other three proposals, listed at BBC Burmese, were proposed by the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD), the Zomi Congress for Democracy (ZCD), and the National Unity Party (NUP; respectively).
Zachary Harden, 24 July 2019


NLD flag proposal

[2019 flag proposal: Myanmar] image by Zachary Harden, 24 July 2019

The design by the National League for Democracy is a modification of the pre-2010 flag and the independence flag where there is a blue canton is placed on a red background. In this blue canton, there are fourteen white stars surrounding a larger star, also colored white. The symbolism is where the fourteen stars represent the states and regions in the country, with the larger star to mark the Union. I am not certain of the specifics if they will go back to the 5:9 ratio or keep the 2:3 ratio, but it remains to be seen.
Zachary Harden, 24 July 2019


SNLD flag proposal

[2019 flag proposal: Myanmar] image by Zachary Harden, 24 July 2019

The SNLD proposed a design where the width has 1/3rd of the current national flag, sans star. The remaining two-thirds is a UN blue background with eight smaller stars surrounding a giant one. The stars, I believe, are for the divisions and territories surrounding the Union (similar to the NLD proposed flag).
Zachary Harden, 24 July 2019


ZDC flag proposal

[2019 flag proposal: Myanmar] image by Zachary Harden, 24 July 2019

The ZDC flag is a UN blue background with a white map of the country, surrounded by a gold oval.
Zachary Harden, 24 July 2019


NUP flag proposal

[2019 flag proposal: Myanmar]Reconstruction; image by Zachary Harden, 24 July 2019

The NUP design is a tan flag with an off-white oval in the center. There is a black border between the two shapes. Inside this, there is a map of Myanmar in different colors. I would assume it is for the divisions or states, however, the graphic from the BBC was in very low resolution and I have not found the source document referenced.
Zachary Harden, 24 July 2019