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Malaysia Crowns New King

Wed 31 Jan 2024 | 03:09 PM
Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar
Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar
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On Wednesday, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar from the state of Johor was sworn in as Malaysia to become the country's 17th king.

The newly crowned Sultan signed the proclamation of office in a ceremony attended by other royal families, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, and cabinet members.

The heads of Malaysia's nine royal families take turns to the throne, known as the "Yang di-Pertuan Agong" every five years.

Sultan Ibrahim succeeded Al-Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, who will return to his position as the head of Pahang after completing his five-year tenure as king.

Sultan Ibrahim is known for his business interests from real estate to mining, and wide car and motorbike collections.