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Malaysia: Royal families select Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar as country's next King
October 27, 2023

Malaysia's royal families have selected Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar from the southern state of Johor to be the country's next king.

Malaysia has a unique system in which the heads of its nine royal families take turns to be monarch for a five-year term.

However, country is a parliamentary democracy, with the monarch serving as head of state.