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Malaysia Crowns New Youthful King

Malaysia's new king, a 47-year-old state sultan, ascended the throne Tuesday, becoming one of the youngest constitutional monarch in the Southeast Asian nation's history.   Sultan Muhammad V took his oath of office in a nationally televised ceremony attended by hundreds of dignitaries at a cavernous hall in Malaysia's federal palace.   Under a unique system maintained since Malaysia's independence from Britain in 1957, nine hereditary state rulers take turns as...

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