Malaysia King Resigns on Rumors of Marrying Ex-Russian Beauty Queen
Royal officials said that Malaysia King Sultan Muhammad V has abdicated to end the rumors that he married a Russian former beauty queen.
This is for the first time a king has abdicated in the Muslim-majority country since it got independence from Britain in 1957.
The National Palace informed that his Majesty has resigned as the 15th king effective January 6.
Though they didn’t give any reason for King’s decision, it is doubted when he took a leave for medical treatment in November.
Rumors then started circulated online that he had married a former Miss Moscow in Russia, though Royal officials haven’t commented on it.
When Islamic Royals held a special meeting this week, speculation was even increased about King’s future, which left him no option, expects to resign.