Tun. Dr. Mahathir will undergo heart surgery.

Tun. Dr. Mahathir was admitted to IJN and will undergo heart surgery. Here is the official press statement.


Institut Jantung Negara, 3 September… YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad was admitted to Institut Jantung Negara yesterday (Sunday, September 2, 2007). This is in preparation for an elective coronary bypass surgery.

The surgery will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at IJN.

This is Tun Dr Mahathir’s second coronary bypass. The first was done in 1989.

Tun Dr Mahathir will be attended to by a panel of doctors headed by YBhg Dato Seri Dr. Robaayah Zambahari, IJN’s Medical Director. YBhg Tan Sri Dr Yahya Awang who was the cardiac surgeon responsible for performing the first cardiac coronary bypass on Tun Dr Mahathir will be heading the surgery team.

Doctors have advised against Tun Dr Mahathir receiving any visitors with the exception of immediate family members.

For media enquiries please contact Sufi Yusoff

Other bloggers have the story here, here, here and here. Here are from The Star and Reuters.

Special prayers at Masjid Kampung Baru will be held after Isyak prayer tonight. To Tun & family, I wish all the best and we will pray for you.

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