Even absolute rulers have to delegate, right? Well, someone’s got to tell the Sultan of Brunei – the oil-rich, mini-state perched on the edge of Malaysia. The Sultan’s bio on the Brunei national website says:
Besides being the Sultan and the Ruler, His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah is concurrently the Prime Minister, Defence Minister, Finance Minister, and head of the religion of Brunei Darussalam. Being a working monarch, he is involved in the conduct of the State affairs internally and internationally.
A working monarch, indeed!