Kelantan bid to dispel rumours about King

According to rumours on social media, Sultan Muhammad V will abdicate soon from his role as Yang di-Pertuan Agong, as the country's king is officially called.
According to rumours on social media, Sultan Muhammad V will abdicate soon from his role as Yang di-Pertuan Agong, as the country's king is officially called. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah yesterday tried to quell rumours that Sultan Muhammad V will abdicate as Malaysia's King.

Datuk Amar, in response to media queries, said the state government has not received any information about this, the Malaysiakini news site reported. The 49-year-old King, who is currently on leave, is from Kelantan.

Speculation about a possible abdication appeared to have heated up soon after this week's regular meeting of the Conference of Rulers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2019, with the headline 'Kelantan bid to dispel rumours about King'. Print Edition | Subscribe