Malaysia’s king Sultan Muhammad V has abdicated. “The national Palace informs His Majesty than 15. King with effect from the 6. January to resign“, it said on Sunday, in an opinion of the Palace. For weeks there had been speculation about the future of the king, as he was in the midst of rumors about a marriage with a Russian Ex-beauty office Queen to rest.

It is the first Time since the independence of Malaysia from Britain in 1957, that in the Muslim-majority country to resign in Southeast Asia, a king. A reason for the resignation of the 49-Year-old, the Palace is not called.

Muhammad V had his office since November, officially because of a medical treatment rest. In the Internet reports, the king got married to a former Miss Moscow in Russia were circulating then. Representatives of the Royal Palace in Malaysia is not commented on.

In recent days, the speculation had continued to increase, as according to media reports, the Islamic members of the Royal house came together for a special session.