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Mahathir's son ousted as Malaysia premier tightens grip

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 05:50

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The purge of Mr Mukhriz (above) suggests Mr Najib has further coalesced his hold within the ruling Umno.

Kuala Lumpur

THE son of a former Malaysian leader was removed as chief minister of a northern state, indicating Prime Minister Najib Razak is tightening his grip on power after a months-long funding scandal.

Mukhriz Mahathir announced his resignation as the head of Kedah's

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