It's "Melaka", not "Malacca", from now on


MELAKA: The state Executive Council has decided that the Anglicised state name spelling of ''Malacca'' will cease to be used, and that reference to the state in English shall henceforth be exclusively “Melaka”.

Melaka State Secretary Datuk Seri Naim Abu Bakar said that all newspapers and the media, whether Bahasa Malaysia, English or any other language, shall use ''Melaka'' in writing or when mentioning the state.

"This is intended to standardise the use of the name ''Melaka'', especially in English," he said in a statement here today. -- BERNAMA