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|State||Type||Succession||Incumbent||Born||Age||Reigns since||Designated heir|
|Bahrain||kingdom||agnatic primogeniture||Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa||28 Jan 1950||63 y.||6 Mar 1999|
14 Feb 2002
|heir apparent: Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain (eldest son)|
|Bhutan||kingdom||male primogeniture||Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck||21 Feb 1980||33 y.||14 Dec 2006||heir presumptive: Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck (younger brother)|
|Brunei||sultanate||agnatic primogeniture||Hassanal Bolkiah||15 Jul 1946||67 y.||4 Oct 1967||heir apparent: Al-Muhtadee Billah, Crown Prince of Brunei (eldest son)|
|Cambodia||kingdom||elective monarchy with hereditary agnatic primogeniture||Norodom Sihamoni||14 May 1953||60 y.||14 Oct 2004||None; appointed by the Royal Council of the Throne within the Royal Family members|
|Japan||empire||agnatic primogeniture||Akihito||23 Dec 1933||80 y.||7 Jan 1989||heir apparent: Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan|
|Jordan||kingdom||agnatic primogeniture||Abdullah II bin Al Hussein||30 Jan 1962||51 y.||7 Feb 1999||heir apparent: Hussein bin Al Abdullah, Crown Prince of Jordan (eldest son)|
|Kuwait||emirate||elective monarchy with hereditary agnatic primogeniture||Sabah IV Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah||16 Jun 1929||84 y.||29 Jan 2006||heir presumptive: Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Crown Prince of Kuwait (younger half-brother; appointed by the reigning emir within the Royal Family members)|
|Malaysia||kingdom||elective monarchy||Abdul Halim, Sultan of Kedah||28 November 1927||86 y.||13 December 2011||None; appointed by the Conference of Rulers every five years or after the king's death|
|Oman||sultanate||agnatic primogeniture||Qaboos bin Said al Said||18 Nov 1940||73 y.||23 Jul 1970||None; the king has no children so the heir will be appointed by the Royal Family members after the king's death, if there is no consensus the king's preference (expressed in an official sealed letter) will prevail|
|Qatar||emirate||agnatic primogeniture||Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani||1 Jan 1952||62 y.||27 Jun 1995||Heir apparent: Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar (son; appointed by the reigning king within the Royal Family members)|
|Saudi Arabia||kingdom||agnatic Seniority||Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud||1 Aug 1924||89 y.||1 Aug 2005||Heir apparent: Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia (younger half-brother; appointed by consensus within the Royal Family members)|
|Thailand||kingdom||male primogeniture||Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama IX||5 Dec 1927||86 y.||9 Jun 1946||Heir apparent: Maha Vajiralongkorn, Crown Prince of Thailand (only son)|
|United Arab Emirates||kingdom||agnatic primogeniture||Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Emir of Abu Dhabi||25 Jan 1948||65 y.||3 Nov 2004||None; appointed by the seven emirs of UAE (normally the Emir of Abu Dhabi is always appointed as President, while the Emir of Dubai is always appointed as Prime Minister|
The United Arab Emirates consists of seven emirates that are all ruled by absolute monarchs. The President of the United Arab Emirates is an office held by the ruler of Abu Dhabi and the office of Prime Minister is held by the ruler of Dubai. The seven Emirates of the UAE are the;
Note: Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi of Ajman, Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla of Umm al-Quwain, Saqr bin Mohammad al-Qassimi of Ras al-Khaimah, and Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi of Fujairah are not pictured.
Malaysia, where the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Supreme Head of State) is elected to a five-year term. Nine hereditary rulers from the Malay States form a Council of Rulers who will determine the next Agong via a secret ballot. The position has to date, been de facto rotated through the State rulers, originally based on seniority. The nine Malay States are the;
The monarchy of Negeri Sembilan is itself elective.
Indonesia is a republic, however several provinces or regencies preserves their own monarchy, although only Special Region of Yogyakarta that retain actual administrative authority, the rest only holds cultural significance.