New Malaysian king to be picked this month

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – A new Malaysian king will be elected and sworn in this month, royal officials said yesterday, after Sultan Muhammad V abdicated in a historic first following his reported marriage to a Russian former beauty queen. The king stepped aside last Sunday following intense speculation about his future after reports surfaced in recent weeks that he had taken medical leave, and then wed the former Miss Moscow. More details in Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin