First Body to Promote Malay Language

Raja Masitah

27 Dec 2018

The first body to promote the national language is the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka which was set up in Johore Bahru on 22 June 1956. Its first director is Royal Professor Ungku Abdul Aziz bin Ungku Abdul Hamid. Among its activities includes Bahasa Melayu campaigns, strengthening Bahasa Melayu, research, publishing of books and magazine, translations, documentation and copyrights.