Could Yogyakarta get its first female sultan? | Video
26 Oct 2019 06:00am
In 2015, Yogyakarta's Sultan Hamengku Buwono X decreed that his own royal title be tweaked to make it gender-neutral. The sultan - who has five daughters and no sons - then bestowed on his eldest daughter a new title: "Mangkabum". The title had traditionally been reserved for male princes groomed for the throne. Could Indonesia's last monarchy eventually get a female sultan?