Sultan Muhammad V, the incoming 15th king of Malaysia, offers prayers during the king's welcoming ceremony at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP Sultan Muhammad V, the incoming 15th king of Malaysia, offers prayers during the king's welcoming ceremony at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
Sultan Muhammad V, the incoming 15th king of Malaysia, offers prayers during the king's welcoming ceremony at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP

Malaysia enthrones new king in lavish ceremony

The throne changes hands every five years between the royal rulers of the nine Malaysian states

Sultan Muhammad V, the incoming 15th king of Malaysia, offers prayers during the king's welcoming ceremony at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP Sultan Muhammad V, the incoming 15th king of Malaysia, offers prayers during the king's welcoming ceremony at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
Sultan Muhammad V, the incoming 15th king of Malaysia, offers prayers during the king's welcoming ceremony at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
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