Republic of the Union of Myanmar, 2010
On 10 May 2008 a constitutional referendum had been held and the country's name was changed to “Republic of the Union of Myanmar”. After general elections a new state flag was adopted on 21 October 2010. The design, echoing previous designs, has three horizontal stripes of yellow, green and red with a five-pointed white star in the centre. The three colours of the stripes are meant to symbolise solidarity, peace and tranquility, and courage and decisiveness.