Thursday, November 09, 2006

A Bad Day For Mahathir

Malaysia's Mahathir suffers mild heart attack - Channelnewsasia, 9th Nov 2006

  • Malaysia's former premier Mahathir Mohamad has suffered a mild heart attack but is in stable condition in a Kuala Lumpur hospital, one of his sons said Thursday.
  • "He had chest pains late last night and early this morning, so we called his doctors and they suspected it was a minor heart attack," Mokhzani, the second of Mahathir's three sons, told AFP.
  • "So we took him to the National Heart Institute and the tests confirmed that's exactly what he had." Mokhzani said the 81-year-old Mahathir -- who ruled Malaysia for 22 years until handing power to current Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in October 2003 -- was conscious and in stable condition.
  • "From the reports the doctors put out today, there is no requirement for any invasive procedures," Mokhzani said.
  • "He needs rest. He's just there under observation and the doctor will update us and the public in 48 hours," he said, adding doctors wanted to see how Mahathir would respond to his medication.
  • Mokhzani said his father was awake and talking, expressing fears he might miss an upcoming concert by a Bollywood film star in Kuala Lumpur.
  • "He's still talking about the Shah Rukh Khan concert, so he's okay. He's been through this before. This is his second heart attack. The first was in 1989," he said.

I haven't watch any of Shah Rukh Khan's performance but I bet it must be so good that Mahathir is still thinking about it when he was hospitalised.

Malaysia's Mahathir making rapid recovery, says son - Channelnewsasia, 10th Nov 2006

  • Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is making a quick recovery from his mild heart attack, one of his sons said Friday.
  • "He is in good condition. We are convinced in just a matter of time he will be out of the hospital," Mirzan Mahathir told AFP. "He is fine and he is resting," he added.
  • Mirzan blamed the attack on Mahathir's recent overseas trips to Saudi Arabia and New Zealand, saying his 81-year-old father had been "tired out".
  • Mirzan said his father would like to thank everyone for their prayers and messages for a fast recovery.
  • Mirzan said depending on advise from doctors, Mahathir was expected to remain in hospital for a week and would likely miss next week's annual meeting of the ruling United Malays National Organisation's (UMNO). "I don't think he will attend the meeting. He will still be in hospital," he said.

Mahathir is in good shape and he would like to thank all who has prayed for his wellness. The sad thing is he might be out of the action during the annual meeting of UMNO.


At 7:37 PM, Blogger Maverick SM said...

We must pray that he is ok. Malaysia still need him to keep the check and balance.

At 10:09 AM, Blogger O2Deprivation said...

Let's hope he gets well soon.


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