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A final reminder that at "Omniscience" is Mood-I's quizzing festival, with 4 big quizzes and several quizzettes (quiz-lings?) on the side. The festival ends with a General quiz by Dr. Navin Jayakumar, which should be great to participate or just watch. All the info at the Mood I site under "Competitions". (Disclosure: this blogger will be conducting a quiz at Mood Indigo)

This constitutional monarchy, unusually, has a rotation policy for its kings. Every five years, a new king is chosen from among the rulers of nine of its thirteen provinces, and each province gets a chance in turn.

Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah has become the king of this country in Dec 2011; in fact, he is the first to hold this post twice (he is 84 now, and had a chance earlier, 30 years ago).

Which country?

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