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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

True Meaning of the State’s Emblem

The coffee-leaf shaped emblem is made of gold including the penongkok and taran. Gold was chosen, firstly because to show that in 1862, gold was the most important source of income in Pahang. Secondly, it was also a powerful tool to fight against the immunity magic. The crossed tusks beneath the coffee leaf suggest that Pahang was rich with elephant tusks and that it was a very profitable business selling tusks at that time. The phrase “Ya La Tif” means the gentle one – to reflect that the rulers of Pahang do not need violence to instill peace in the state. The phrase also works as a powerful spell against evil magic.

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