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Brunei monarch marks golden jubilee in style

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Brunei's all-powerful and fabulously wealthy sultan marked 50 years on the throne in spectacular style on Thursday, travelling in a gilded chariot through the streets and holding a tradition-filled ceremony at his…

Malaysia enthrones new king in lavish ceremony

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Tuesday installed its 15th king, Sultan Muhammad V, a relatively youthful monarch known for his fondness for four-wheel driving and other extreme sports. In a ceremony steeped in pomp and centuries of tradition,…