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S 650/2003


Hanging of Flag

7. When the Flag is hung—

(a) the Flag shall be hung against a vertical wall or other vertical flat surface; and
(b) the crescent and stars shall be on the top left position as seen by any spectator facing the Flag and the wall or surface, as the case may be.

Damaged Flag

8. No person shall display, or cause to be displayed, any Flag that is damaged or faded.

Respect for Flag

9.—(1) No person shall treat the Flag with disrespect.

(2) No person in possession of the Flag shall allow or cause the Flag to touch the floor or ground, even when lowering the Flag from a staff or flagpole.

(3) The Flag shall not be—

(a) used in any trademark or for any commercial purpose;
(b) used as a means, or for the purposes, of advertisement;
(c) used as, or as part of, any furnishings, decoration, covering or receptacle;
(d) displayed or used at any private funeral activity; or
(e) incorporated or worn as part of any costume or attire.

(4) No person shall produce or display any flag which bears any graphics or word superimposed on the design of the Flag.

(5) Paragraph (4) shall not apply to the production by or on behalf of, or the display by, any Government department of its flag.

Lowering to half-mast

10.—(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the Flag shall be flown at full mast.

(2) The Flag may be lowered to half-mast in the event of the death of an important personage or mourning affecting the nation.