Malaysia's Sultan Muhammad V steps down as king

G. Prakash
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V delivers his royal address at the opening of the first meeting of the sixth term of the 13th Parliament in Kuala Lumpur March 5, 2018. — Picture by Azneal Ishak

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 — Sultan Muhammad V has stepped down as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

In a statement, the Comptroller of the Royal Household Wan Ahmad Dahlan Ab Aziz said: “The Palace would like to inform that the Seri Paduka Baginda Tuanku has resigned as the 15th Yang DiPertuan Agong effective January 6 in accordance to Article 32(3) of the Federal Constitution.”

The statement said his resignation is effective today.

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