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Abdication in Malaysia
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Louis Epstein
2019-01-07 05:09:12 UTC
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Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan has become the first person to
step down as Malaysia's rotating elective monarch (usually they
serve a five year term though several have died in office).
He previously ousted his father as Sultan of Kelantan in a coup
in 2010.

He is reported to have recently married a 25-year-old Russian model
said to have converted to Islam.

It is not clear if he has also abdicated the throne of Kelantan.

Next in line to be elected to the Malaysian throne is Sultan
Ahmad Shah of Pahang (born 1930) who previously held it from
1979 to 1984,but his health is causing some doubts.

(When the Federation was first set up in 1957 the nine eligible
rulers were ranked by seniority,and the most senior declined due
to old age and the prime minister really wanted the third most
senior to have the job rather than the second most senior who
failed to get elected.Since then the post has always gone in a
rotation based on the relative seniorities in 1957 regardless of
how recently the state's current incumbent acceded before the turn
of his state comes).

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Louis Epstein
2019-01-16 01:04:41 UTC
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Post by Louis Epstein
Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan has become the first person to
step down as Malaysia's rotating elective monarch (usually they
serve a five year term though several have died in office).
He previously ousted his father as Sultan of Kelantan in a coup
in 2010.
He is reported to have recently married a 25-year-old Russian model
said to have converted to Islam.
It is not clear if he has also abdicated the throne of Kelantan.
Next in line to be elected to the Malaysian throne is Sultan
Ahmad Shah of Pahang (born 1930) who previously held it from
1979 to 1984,but his health is causing some doubts.
HE has now abdicated so his son can take both thrones.
Post by Louis Epstein
(When the Federation was first set up in 1957 the nine eligible
rulers were ranked by seniority,and the most senior declined due
to old age and the prime minister really wanted the third most
senior to have the job rather than the second most senior who
failed to get elected.Since then the post has always gone in a
rotation based on the relative seniorities in 1957 regardless of
how recently the state's current incumbent acceded before the turn
of his state comes).
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The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.
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