Malaysia's new king, the Sultan of Pahang, Sultan, at Malaysia's National Palace in Kuala Lumpur. Picture: AFP
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

As Malaysia elects new king, a look back at abdications in imperial China – voluntary, cowardly, or at sword-point

Malaysians were surprised by the sudden resignation of Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan as their 15th king, but Chinese history is peppered with emperors who abdicated, voluntarily and otherwise

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Malaysia's new king, the Sultan of Pahang, Sultan, at Malaysia's National Palace in Kuala Lumpur. Picture: AFP
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