Malaysia’s king steps down from throne, says palace statement

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Kuala Lumpur | Published: January 6, 2019 5:48:23 PM

Malaysia's king Sultan Muhammad V abdicates the throne.

Sultan Muhammad V (File/IE)

Malaysia’s King Muhammad V has resigned on Sunday, the first time a ruling monarch has stepped down from the throne before completing their five-year tenure.

The king’s resignation took effect immediately, the National Palace said in a statement.

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