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Last Sultan of Indonesia facing family revolt after move to make his eldest daughter his heir

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Last Sultan of Indonesia facing family revolt after move to make his eldest daughter his heir

An Indonesian sultan who defied centuries of tradition by declaring that his daughter will succeed him is facing an uprising by his relations.

Hamengku Buwono X, the Sultan of Jogjakarta, Java, announced in 2015 that Princess Mangkubumi, his eldest daughter, is to succeed him, much to the consternation of his relations.

It has since emerged the 72-year-old sultan̢۪s brothers and sisters are outraged by the decision. They are now refusing to attend royal events and have threatened to expel his wife and daughters after his death.

The modernising sultan, who is also governor of the modern Special Region of Jogjakarta, ascended to the throne in 1989, and discontinued the polygamist tradition of...

Source: Goo gle News | Berita 24 English

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