The Melaka state exco has informed that the the name of the state has been standardised to 'Melaka'.
The English spelling of the name - Malacca - will no longer be used.
In a report by Bernama yesterday, 3 May, Melaka state secretary Datuk Naim Abu Bakar said that all official correspondence and media outlets should start using the name 'Melaka' in all their publications, effective immediately.
Dubbed as 'The Historic State', Melaka, would usually be spelled as Malacca in English publications.
"The move is intended to standardise the use of the name Melaka either in written or verbal forms, in all media, particularly the English media," he said.
Naim added that he hopes this new change will be communicated to all and expressed his appreciation for all cooperation from media outlets.
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