Malaysia’s king becomes first to abdicate throne since Independence from Britain in 1957

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The King of Malaysia has abdicated after just two months on the throne.

This is the first time a king has abdicated in the Muslim-majority country since independence

King Sultan Muhammad V, 49, resigned with immediate effect yesterdaymorning, a palace statement said.
No reason was given for cutting short his five-year term – a first in the country’s history. Sultan Muhammad V, ruler of northeast Kelantan state, was installed in December 2016 as one of Malaysia’s youngest constitutional monarchs. He married former Miss Moscow Oksana Voevodina, 25, in a lavish ceremony in November after she reportedly converted to Islam to be with him. She left her modelling days behind her, which saw her take part in a reality TV show and have sex with another contestant in a swimming pool.

Oksana Voevodina, 25, (right) married Malaysia's King Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan (left), 49, in a lavish royal wedding ceremony in Moscow on November 22
The former King's bride Oksana Voevodina, 25, is pictured in 2015 when she was crowned Miss Moscow