Sultan Muhammad V Abdicates the Throne As Malaysia’s King
Sultan Muhammad V Abdicates Throne As Malaysia’s King (Photo Credits: Pixabay)

Kuala Lumpur, January 6: Sultan Muhammad V, the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, on Sunday stepped down as king of Malaysia just after two years on the throne. The Comptroller of the royal household, Wan Ahmad Dahlan Abdul Aziz said that the king has officially notified the Malay Rulers on his abdication and resigned from the position under Article 32(3) of the Federal Constitution. Royal Malaysia Police Denies Zakir Naik's Extradition to India.

“In discharging the wishes of His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, Istana Negara hereby announces that His Majesty is abdicating as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong effective Jan 6, 2019, pursuant to Article 32 (3) of the Federal Constitution,” said Abdul Aziz said in a statement.

Wan Ahmad Dahlan said Sultan Muhammad V has expressed his appreciation to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad and the administration for their assistance in governing the country. Who Is Maharaja Padmanabh Singh? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Last Jaipur’s Monarch With Net Worth of Rs. 50,000 Crores.

"During his tenure as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, His Majesty worked to fulfill his responsibilities and the trust placed in him as the head of state, serving as the pillar of stability, the source of justice and as an umbrella of the solidarity and unity of the people,” said Abdul Aziz.

According to Malaysia's monarchy system, the election of a new king is held on a rotational basis every five years. Rumors of abdication were circulating in social media from last few weeks, but the Malaysian PM denied it saying that he didn't receive any official letter into the matter.