25 Jan New Malaysian king likely to remain above politics, say analysts [CNA article]
Dr Oh Ei Sun, a senior fellow with the Singapore Institute of International Affairs noted that the new king is also a new sultan, having only been proclaimed as the ruler of Pahang on Jan 15.
“He is not known for being outspoken. So I assume he would dutifully play his symbolic role as a constitutional monarch,” said Dr Oh.
A more proactive monarchy is also “virtually impossible with Dr Mahathir (Mohamad) as prime minister”, he added.
Excerpted from the full article: New Malaysian king likely to remain above politics, say analysts [Channel NewsAsia, 24 January 2019]