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It's Official: Sultan Of Pahang Is Elected As The New Agong

A meeting was held at Istana Negara today, 24 January to elect the new king.

Cover image via Sinar Harian

The Sultan of Pahang has been elected to become the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong to rule for the next five years

A special meeting was held today, 24 January, by the Council of Rulers at Istana Negara to select the new king.

Malay Mail reported that nine Malay rulers came together to cast their ballot papers during the election process.

Pahang ruler Sultan Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah.

Image via Sinar Harian

59-year-old Pahang ruler Sultan Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah will become the new king of Malaysia and the Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizuddin Shah will be his deputy, reported New Straits Times.

According to reports, the oath-taking ceremony will take place on 31 January.

The news comes following the resignation of the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V on 6 January

The previous Agong had abdicated his seat after two years of reign.

Sultan Muhammad V had been on leave from his post since November 2018. At which time, photos of his alleged wedding to former Miss Moscow Oksana Voevodina went viral.

Image via Bernama

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