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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31, 2016:

Embattled Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir today exppressed his feelings about the current political turmoil in Kedah in a symbolic post on Instagram. The Ayer Hitam assemblyman posted a picture of a tattered Kedah flag, blowing in the wind, captioned briefly ‘Selamatkan Kedah #savekedah’.His message follows speculation that has been rife about his future as Kedah Menteri Besar coming to an end. Many of his followers expressed their support for the son of the former longest serving Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, on the Instagram post. Instagram user Farah_Chad said, “My whole family supports you Datuk Seri.” Another user Irjiwakacau said, “We the youth will always support Mukhriz Mahathir.” Sophess commented, “We the people of Kedah do not want change in leadership, but why isn’t our voice heard? They serve who exactly?” The post which was uploaded over an hour ago has already got 1,220 likes and more than 60 comments on Instagram. Earlier this month, crisis erupted in the Kedah Umno leadership when the state party’s liaison deputy chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah led a delegation of 14 division chiefs, state and federal lawmakers to express their loss of confidence in Mukhriz . Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was reported to have had an audience with the Kedah Council of Regency that further fuelled speculation that change was inevitable. Later this evening, a gathering is expected to be held at the Stadium Darul Aman in Alor Star to show support for Mukhriz.

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