Oct 17, 2007

Tun Mahathir Asks For Jalan Petaling 'Tofu Fa' for afternoon tea

Good to know Tun is getting better.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who is receiving treatment at the National Heart Institute (IJN) here after undergoing a second coronary bypass operation last month, Tuesday asked for Jalan Petaling "Tofu Fa" to go with his afternoon tea.

"The "Tofu Fa" (soya bean curd) from Jalan Petaling has been my father's favourite since the 1970s as it has its own distinctive taste, so different from that of other places," his son Datuk Mukhriz told reporters when met at the IJN.

He said that Dr Mahathir's appetite had since improved and that he had eaten spaghetti and fruits during lunch time.

Mukhriz, who arrived at the IJN at 3.15pm, spent over three hours with his father and mother Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali.

"Tun also did some light exercises to strengthen the arm and chest muscles and walked a little to prepare for his discharge from IJN," he said, adding that the former prime minister continued to receive visits, bouquets and fruits from close friends.

On September 22, Dr Mahathir underwent wound debridement surgery at the IJN following his second coronary bypass operation at the institute on September 4.

He had undergone the first bypass operation in 1989 after a heart attack.

He is expected to be discharged from IJN in about a week.

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1 comment:

Rahmat Azim Abdul Aziz said...

Selamat Hari Raya to Tun and I hope he is feeling well and get better soon.

It is good to know that Tun will be discharge soon and looking forward to see and hear more of his "thoughts".

I cannot imagine how Malaysia would turn out if not with Tun's vision of the nation future. Here we are, a nation that just turn 50 years old and we had accomplished so much. We had build our own car, build the tallest building, have the best airport and now, to add more, we even have sent a Malasyian to space!

I wish Tun could govern in many more years but I guess Tun's has to make way for new leader to take over.

Tun, I wish you a healthier health and looking forward to see you more in the papers. Please do not stop contributing your thoughts and vision to this nation that we all love very much,

Last and not least, Selamat Hari Raya.