Southeast Asia | King's abdication stirs Malaysia's royal affairs

King’s abdication stirs Malaysia’s royal affairs

Sultan Muhammad V's surprise abdication, reputedly to avoid scrutiny of his marriage to a Russian beauty queen, puts the rotational monarchy in uncharted waters

Singapore, January 7, 2019 5:51 PM (UTC+8)
Now abdicated king of Malaysia, Sultan Muhammad V, arrives for a ceremonial guard of honor during the parliamentary opening session at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur on March 6, 2017. Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan
Now abdicated king of Malaysia, Sultan Muhammad V, arrives for a ceremonial guard of honor during the parliamentary opening session at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur on March 6, 2017. Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan
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