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M'sia ministry to correct Malacca error in textbooks

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Malaysia's education ministry will rectify an error discovered in Year Six History textbooks meant for use in national schools next year after Malacca was depicted in the wrong location.

In the book under the heading, “Negeri-negeri yang membentuk Malaysia” (States which form Malaysia), the city, which sits on the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia, had been placed on the east coast above Terengganu instead.

The error was highlighted on social media.



Deputy Education Minister P. Kamala­nathan said the ministry is aware of the error and will take steps to correct it.

He said: "The affected books are meant for Year Six pupils studying History in national schools in 2016.

"The History books for the Chinese and Tamil vernacular schools are not affected."

Mr Kamalanathan added that some of the affected books had already been distributed to schools, but will be returned to the ministry.

In case you weren't sure where Malacca actually is... PHOTO: GOOGLE MAPS