KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 24, 2019 - Visitors take photos in front of the Istana Negara (National Palace) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan. 24, 2019. Malaysia's Conference of Rulers on Thursday named Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah as the country's 16th king, who serves as the constitutional head of state, state news agency Bernama reported. In a statement from the Keeper of the Ruler's Seal, Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, Abdullah will be officially installed as King or Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Jan. 31, replacing his predecessor Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan state who resigned on Jan. 6.

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Malaysia's Conference of Rulers on Thursday named Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah as the country's 16th king, who serves as the constitutional head of state, state news agency Bernama reported. Visitors take photos in front of the Istana Negara (National Palace) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan. 24, 2019.

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The Istana Negara (National Palace) is pictured in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan. 24, 2019.

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Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah leaves after he was named as new Malaysian King at Istana Negara (National Palace) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan. 24, 2019.

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