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    Sultan Ibrahim takes over as Malaysia’s new king.

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    Somali Magazine – On Wednesday, 65-year-old Sultan Ibrahim ibni Sultan Iskandar took over as Malaysia’s next king.

    Ibrahim succeeds Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, whose five-year term expired on Tuesday.

    He was sworn in as the 17th king, commonly known as Agong, in the king’s formal residence, the Istana Negara, in the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

    The next king formerly served as Sultan of Johor, a kingdom in southern Malaysia.

    He was elected by Malaysia’s royal family in October.

    Malaysia’s royal dynasty has nine rulers who ascend the throne in turn, according to a system agreed upon in 1957 when Malaya gained independence from British authority.

    Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim welcomed the new monarch and stated that the people “will continue to give undivided obedience and loyalty” to the royal rulers.

    Sultan Nazrin Shah, 67, of northeastern Perak state, took oath as deputy king.

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