May 29, 2007

Tun Mahathir to rest

Updates on Tun Mahathir from MalaysiaKini:

Former premier Mahathir Mohamad will rest for the next few days and will not attend public functions until after next week, according to his personal aide Sufi Yusof.

Mahathir was discharged last Thursday from the National Heart Institute after recovering from a heart attack.

Other than receiving a possible courtesy call by Kuwaiti prime minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmed al-Sabah tomorrow, Mahathir is not expected to see anyone else.

“His scheduled is cleared for the next few days. There’s nothing major scheduled,” said Sufi.

He said the former premier still occasionally comes to the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya.

“Today he was in the office. He still comes in once in a while,” said Sufi.

When contacted today, Mokhzani Mahathir said his father was “okay” and confirmed that he is unlikely to be in the public eye any time soon.

Prior to the attack, Mahathir was scheduled to speak at the Nikkei Conference in Tokyo, held for a week from last Monday. He was also to receive an honorary doctorate from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, where he serves as adviser.

The attack, the second in seven months, was initially attributed by family members to exhaustion. Doctors said breathing problems were caused by lung congestion associated with a heart attack.

Released after chest physiotherapy and light exercises, doctors said Mahathir was not in any danger.

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Anonymous said...

Tun M, get well soon.We still need you, at least to speak up occasionally on important issues concerning the country and the corrupt politicians!

Anonymous said...

Tun M, get well soon.All right thinking Malaysians love you.The country still needs you.Please continue to speak up on issues concerning the country and the corrupt politicians.

Anonymous said...

Frankly i think he should use whatever available time to him to RIGHT the WRONGS that were created by him and his administration during his tenure. May not be able to right all of them (too many) but at least the major ones. Chief among them is to put a credible person or small group of persons who can lead the country with competence and integrity, and work aggresively (not talk only) to eradicate corruption.