Malaysia's king abdicates in unexpected and rare move

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Malaysian King Muhammad V attends a welcome ceremony at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia February 26, 2017.

Malaysia's royal families will meet on January 24 to pick a new king after Sultan Muhammad V abdicated unexpectedly after just two years on the throne, an official said Monday.

Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy, with a unique arrangement where the throne changes hands every five years between rulers of the nine Malaysian states headed by centuries-old Islamic royalty.

Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun has warned Malaysians not to speculate the reason behind the Agong's resignation and not to issue any provocative statements about it, as they could face legal consequences.

Mohd Irwan Shaffii, meanwhile, wrote: "First time in history".

In 2016, the Sultan of Johor claimed he had been offered the role of king, bypassing both Kelantan - Muhammad V's home state - and Pahang, saying he had rejected the offer out of respect for the rotational system.

The king of Malaysia abdicated unexpectedly yesterday amid intense speculation over reports of his marriage to a former Russian beauty queen.

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Sultan Muhammad V's resignation comes barely two years after he ascended the throne and three years shy of his five-year term as the country's head of state.

Earlier this week, the country's Islamic royals reportedly held a special meeting, fuelling speculation over Sultan Muhammad V's future.

The king was dressed in Malaysian national clothes, and the bride wore a white wedding dress.

As revelers rang in the new year, rumors that Sultan Muhammad V would be leaving his post began to circulate online, and even well-known political commentators seemed to agree that the end was nigh.

Muhammad V has abdicated in an unexpected and rare move, after just two years on the throne.

The King also expressed his highest appreciation to the Prime Minister and the Federal government for their cooperation. On Friday, the palace announced that the Sultan had "resumed his duties" as Agong, but less than 48 hours later, his exit was confirmed.

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