Kedah Ouster of Mahathir’s Son a Pyrrhi…

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak seemingly has landed a serious blow on his arch-enemy Mahathir Mohamad, the irascible 90-year-old former premier, by gathering the clout to remove Mahathir’s son Mukhriz as chief minister of the northern, conservative state of Kedah. But it has been a difficult two-week struggle that saw Mukhriz rallying thousands of people in a stadium in Alor Setar and persuading two of Najib’s backers to refuse to go along with his removal.

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