Malaysia's King Muhammad V steps down from throne

Malaysia's King Muhammad V resigned on Sunday, the first time a monarch has stepped down from the throne before completing the five-year tenure. The resignation comes barely a week after the king resumed his duties after a two-month medical leave. The National Palace said the king's resignation took effect immediately but didn't give any reason. Malaysia has nine royal households, who typically take turns to sit on the throne. The selection of the next king can be decided by a vote in the Council of Rulers.

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