30 July 2019
Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah was sworn in as Malaysia's 16th King on Tuesday, in an elaborate ceremony in the national palace. Sultan Abdullah was installed in January after his predecessor, Sultan Muhammad, abruptly abdicated after just two years on the throne.
The King previously served as the vice president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the president of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM). Malaysia's nine royal households take turns to provide a king, who is chosen through a vote in a Council of Rulers. The country is a constitutional monarchy and the king assumes a largely ceremonial role, including acting as a custodian of Islam in the Muslim-majority country.
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