Myanmar gets new name, symbols
Myanmar’s authorities have changed the country’s official name and national symbols.The Union of Myanmar will now be called the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
The country’s red flag with a blue rectangle and different symbols inside has been replaced with a yellow-green-red tricolor with a white star in the center.
The anthem has been changed too.
The changes come with the implementation of the country’s Constitution, approved at a national referendum in 2008.