chapter  2
Implementing the national language policy in educational institutions
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The Malay language, bahasa Melayu, is the national language of Malaysia. Its status is enshrined in Article 152 of the Constitution of Malaya, and then Malaysia, when the latter came into existence in 1963. With the formation of Malaysia, a variation to the name of this language came into existence in the form of bahasa Malaysia, meaning ‘the language of Malaysia’.