Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah named new king of Malaysia
Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah was named new king of Malaysia to
take place of Sultan Muhammad V who abdicated from the post earlier.
Hewas the hereditary ruler of
the central Malaysian state of Pahang and a prominent adviser to several world
sporting bodies, was on 24 January 2019 named the country’s new king.
He replaces the previous king, the flamboyant Sultan
Muhammad V, who had stunned the country with his sudden abdication in early
January 2019. The new king will be installed in a traditional ceremony on 31
Malaysia’s unique system of rotational constitutional
monarchy requires the role of king to be passed between the heads of the
country’s nine royal households.