Yes, Malaysia has a new King today, December 13.
The picture below shows the Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, arriving in Kuala Lumpur this morning for a swearing-in ceremony as the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
For the first installation in Kuala Lumpur in 1970, the King boarded a three-coach royal train, which had been specially scheduled by Keretapi Tanah Melayu.
The royal couple then proceeded to Parliament Square in Kuala Lumpur for a royal welcoming ceremony.
The 84-year-old Sultan of Kedah, has been elected the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong for a five-year period effective Tuesday, at the Meeting of the Conference of Rulers on Oct 14. At 84, Malaysia's new king is the oldest constitutional monarch in the nation's history. He succeeds Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, 49, one of Malaysia's youngest kings. Sultan Mizan is Sultan of Terengganu.
This is the second time Tuanku Abdul Halim was elected as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the first time being on Sept 21, 1970.
Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V, is the elected Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
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All images are from The Star