Talk now arises that Mukhriz will be expelled from Umno
Published:  Feb 3, 2016 5:55 AM
Updated: 6:53 AM

Following his resignation as Kedah menteri besar, there is now speculation that Mukhriz Mahathir will also be expelled from Umno.

This may or may not become a reality - but at least Mukhriz has the sympathy of pro-Najib Umno blog MyKMU on the matter.

A recent posting on the blog says those who support Mukhriz should not be too worried about his future if Mukhriz is purged from Umno.

As the son of Dr Mahathir Mohamad, if he doesn’t ‘waste’ this ‘aura’, it would not be impossible for him to become the president of Umno one day, and thus the prime minister, noted the unnamed writer.

Just look at what had happened to his father. Mahathir was expelled from Umno and even went on to the PAS stage.

“Najib’s father (Malaysia’s second prime minister Abdul Razak Hussein) plucked him (Mahathir) out of political obscurity, nurtured him and polished his skills in politics until he reached the country’s top political spot.

“So, don’t be despondent. If it is fated, maybe Mukhriz will become the first prime minister from PAS.

“No one can predict the future, right?"

'A disciplinary action'

And should Muhkriz get expelled, it is to be understood that this will only be a disciplinary action against those who have gone against the democracy practised in Umno, added the writer.

“Najib is a president who appreciates criticism. But to criticise a ‘father’, you must do it at home so that the family’s reputation will not be affected.”

After two weeks of political turmoil in Kedah, Mukhriz today agreed to relinquish his post as menteri besar.

One of the sons of the country's longest-serving prime minister, he first came into office after the last general election, in which BN seized Kedah back from PAS.

To many political observers, Mukhriz is a victim of the long-drawn verbal war between Najib and Mahathir.

However, Kedah Umno claims that Mukhriz was not able to unite the party and that he lacks the strategies to develop the state.

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