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Malaysia’s royal house sets January 24 to elect 16th King

The heads of Malaysian nine royal house will be convened on January 24 in order to elect a new Malaysia’s King, the 16th King of the country, after King Sultan Muhammad V stepped down from his throne on Sunday, without completing five-year ruling in the country.

According to news reported by Malaysiakini, the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad announced on Monday that during their meeting, the conference of rulers was set to hold on January 24 to elect a new Malaysia’s supreme ruler. New Malaysian King will be sworn in on January 31.

Malaysia’s state media reported, the conference rulers was attended by top rulers of the nice royal houses, who rule their own states respectively, and the governors of four other left states. It included the King of Terengganu Mizan Zainal Abidin, Sultan of Johor Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, Sultan of Perak Nazrin Shah, and Sultan of Kedah Salleguddin Sultan Badlishah.

However, the governors are not allowed to participate in the meeting of electing or removing the King.

Malaysia’s King Sultan Muhammad V has stepped down from his throne on Sunday, after completing his two-year leadership, the very first time a monarch has resigned before completing their five-year ruling.

Malaysia has nine royal households, who holds turns to sit on the throne, and through the Council of Rulers voting, the next king of the country is being decided, made up of those nine royal households.

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