Malaysia’s longest-serving former premier Mahathir Mohamad is present process a number of medical investigations on the Institut Jantung Negara (IJN), or National Heart Institute.
Tun Dr Mahathir “is currently undergoing several investigations which shall be completed in the next few days”, IJN mentioned in a press release yesterday.
“He shall remain in IJN till then,” it mentioned, including that no guests had been allowed.
No additional particulars got.
Dr Mahathir, 96, beforehand the world’s oldest prime minister, was admitted to IJN in Kuala Lumpur at 7pm on Thursday.
“He shall be undergoing a full medical check-up and further observation,” the institute had mentioned late that day.
The former premier has a historical past of coronary heart illnesses. He has had three coronary heart assaults – one in 1989 and two in 2006 – and has undergone quadruple bypass surgical procedure. He has periodically been admitted to IJN for check-ups through the years.
Dr Mahathir served practically 24 years in complete as Malaysia’s prime minister over two separate phrases, main the Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan (PH) administrations. He final served as premier from 2018 to early final yr, when the PH authorities collapsed on account of his resignation and mass defections from his then social gathering, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.
He is the Member of Parliament for the Langkawi constituency in his house state of Kedah, and chairman of the opposition Parti Pejuang Tanah Air Malaysia.