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Malaysia names new king

Sultan Abdullah, 59, is avid sportsman and member of the FIFA council
24.01.2019 - 18:17

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Malaysian royals on Thursday met to choose a new king after the previous monarch abdicated his post following his reported marriage to a Russian beauty queen, local media reported.

Nine Malay royals chose Sultan Abdullah of Pahang state as the new king for five years, daily Star reported.

HE IS A MEMBER OF FIFA

Sultan Abdullah, 59, is an avid sportsman and a member of the FIFA council.

Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy with a federal representative character. The king is the ceremonial head while the prime minister oversees daily governance.

On Jan. 6, former Sultan Muhammad V rendered a shock resignation, a first in Malaysian history.

The new king is expected to be sworn in on Jan. 31, BBC reported.