A NEW Malaysia-Indonesia spelling system began in August 1972 as announced by then Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak. The Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka was given the approval to use the new romanised system.
In Indonesia, it made changes such as taking the “D” out of “Djakarta”.
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