How ‘traditional’ is the Malaysian monarchy

“Its survival has been accomplished through a process of transformation so that its present form, although integrated in modern Malasyan political life as a ‘traditional’ monarchy, is essentially a manifestation of accomodation to the modern nation-state”

The Constitution of Malaysia

“The Malaysian monarchies have survived four centuries of colonialism following the fall of Malacca in 1511; constitutional interference with their powers; the intensity of party politics and nationalist leadership; and the advent of intrusive news media intent on finding scandal around every corner”

The Monarchy and The Constitution in Malaysia

“The only work that deals with the legitimacy of the position and roles of the Malaysian monarchy in modern democracy – something that appeals not only to Malaysian but also to those from countries that still retain the institution”