The King of Malaysia has abdicated after simply two years on the throne, turning into the primary individual within the nation’s historical past to resign earlier than finishing their five-year tenure.
No purpose has been given for Sultan Muhammad V’s resignation, which takes impact instantly.
King of Malaysia leaves throne after marrying Russian Queen
Final 12 months the 49-year-old king married a magnificence queen 24 years his junior, who rose to fame after being named Miss Moscow in 2015 on the age of 22.
Oksana Voevodina, now 25, grew to become the primary woman of Malaysia following the couple’s lavish marriage ceremony in November, after reportedly changing to Islam earlier within the 12 months.
Talking earlier than the marriage, Oksana – who has labored as a mannequin in China and Thailand, and has posed in revealing footage – stated:
“I think that the man must be the head of the family and of course shall not earn less than a woman.”
An announcement launched by the palace stated:
“His Highness has labored in the direction of fulfilling his tasks entrusted to him as the top of state, serving as a pillar of stability, supply of justice, the core of unity … for the individuals.
Malaysia has 9 royal households, who sometimes take turns to take a seat on the throne.
The number of the subsequent king could be determined by a vote within the Council of Rulers, made up of all 9 royal households.
The palace assertion stated the king was grateful for the chance given to him by the Council of Rulers and thanked the prime minister and authorities.
The resignation comes only a week after the King returned to work after spending two months on medical depart.
Images which reportedly present him getting married in Russia appeared on social media in December, however the Palace has not commented on them.
The marriage was alcohol-free and all meals was halal.
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