( CNN) Malaysia’s royal houses are understood to have held a meeting to discuss a appointment to select a brand-new lord, after Muhammad V announced his abdication Sunday, state media reports .

Muhammad V was elected the 15 th Yang di-Pertuan Agong — Malaysia’s head of state — in December 2016. For the six years old prior to that he reigned as Sultan of Kelantan province.

According to state-run news organisation Bernama , the cars of the rulers of six members of the royal houses arrived at the Istana Negara — the King’s official residence — Monday morning.


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