MALACCA: The English spelling of Malacca will no longer be used in official state correspondence, said the state government on Wednesday.
The state exco has decided that the name "Melaka" be used instead.
State secretary Datuk Naim Abu Bakar said that all media outlets - either Bahasa Malaysia, English or other languages - should use the name "Melaka" in their 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 in a statement here Wednesday.
He added that the state government hoped that the media outlets would cooperate in the matter. - Bernama