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The National Language, Bahasa Malaysia is established as such under Article 152 of the Constitution, which also safeguards other language by stipulating that no person may be prohibited or prevented from using (except for offical purposes) or from teaching or learning any other language. As the national language, Bahasa Malaysia must be used for official purposes which includes its use by federal and state governments, anf as defined by the constitutional amendment of 1971 by all authorities (including authorities) and statutory bodies. By the same constitutional amendment the status of Bahasa Malaysia may not be questioned, and amendment to Article 152 can only be made with the consent of the Conference of Rules.

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