Malaysia state leader quits post amid PM scandals

Ruling party politician Mukhriz Mahathir has resigned as head of Kedah state following an internal party push to oust him, Malaysian media reportedA leading Malaysian politician relinquished his post as a state chief minister Wednesday in what is widely seen as the latest move by scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak to purge potential rivals. Ruling party politician Mukhriz Mahathir, son of former longtime premier Mahathir Mohamad, resigned as head of Kedah state following an internal party push to oust him, Malaysian media reported. Mukhriz had been mentioned among potential future contenders for prime minister but his fortunes have flagged due to his outspoken father’s ongoing campaign to oust Najib over sensational corruption allegations.

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