May 15, 2007

'Cheerful' Tun Mahathir in stable condition

Updates from MalaysiaKini :

"The (former) PM is stable. He is being monitored by a team of doctors and specialists from the local hospital," said the aide, who asked not to be identified.

"He is calm, relaxed and cheerful," the aide said, adding Mahathir was conscious.

The aide was speaking ahead of a press conference expected at about mid-day.

While Updates from BERNAMA :

LANGKAWI, May 15 (Bernama)-- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed who was admitted to the Langkawi Hospital Langkawi yesterday after complaining of breathing difficulty was flown to Kuala Lumpur on a special aircraft today for further treatment at the National Heart Institute (IJN).

His press officer, Sufi Yusoff, said the former prime minister had responded positively to the treatment provided by a group of doctors from IJN and the Langkawi and Alor Star hospitals.

"The doctors were satisfied with his positive response and as such, he could be transferred to the IJN." Sufi said.

Dr Mahathir, who arived here yesterday with his wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamed Ali, for a two-day private visit, was driven to the hospital by his private physician, Dr Nasir Muda, after he complained of breathing difficulty and was warded in the intensive care unit.

His son, Datuk Mukhriz, told reporters late last night that his father would be flown to Kuala Lumpur when his condition improved.

Before arriving in Langkawi, Dr Mahathir and his wife were in Bukit Merah, Perak, for a reunion of the "Class of 47" of King Edward College of Medicine, Singapore.

Reporters and photographers who were waiting for Dr Mahathir at the hospital and airport since early morning failed to catch him.

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Terence said...

Get well soon, Tun.

Shafie Mohd Ali said...

We all pray for your speedy recovery Tun and return home soon.