Malaysian state picks new sultan, to be elected king

Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian state announced it had a new sultan on Saturday, expected to be elected king after the former monarch abdicated following his reported marriage to a Russian former beauty queen. Tengku Abdullah Shah has replaced his father, Sultan Ahmad Shah as the ruler of Pahang state, Bernama said. Reports said the move was de­si­gned to pave the way for Sultan Abdullah to be chosen as the ne­xt king of Malaysia by the Council of Rulers, who will chose a new king on January 24.

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