Malaysia‘s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, left, meets Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin at the National Palace. Photo: Handout / AFP Malaysia‘s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, left, meets Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin at the National Palace. Photo: Handout / AFP
Malaysia‘s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, left, meets Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin at the National Palace. Photo: Handout / AFP
Malaysia

Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah emerges as major political force amid turmoil

  • Since independence, the country’s monarchs mainly performed ceremonial functions like swearing-in ministers or pardoning criminal convicts
  • But with an administration that is one of the weakest in history, the king’s decisions have become crucial in determining whether the PM stays or goes

Knowledge |   Asian Royalty
Malaysia‘s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, left, meets Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin at the National Palace. Photo: Handout / AFP Malaysia‘s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, left, meets Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin at the National Palace. Photo: Handout / AFP
Malaysia‘s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, left, meets Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin at the National Palace. Photo: Handout / AFP
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