Malaysia’s Mahathir Ready to Be Discharged From Heart Institute
(Bloomberg) -- Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has completed all necessary investigations involving his medical check up, according to the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur.
The doctors who treated Mahathir were satisfied with the results of the investigation, which began when the 96-year-old was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 16. “Tun Dr Mahathir is ready for discharge within the next few days,” the medical facility said in a statement on Tuesday.
Malaysia’s longest-serving prime minister has had several coronary bypass operations in the past. He suffered a heart attack in 2006 and again the following year. While in the hospital, he wrote a blog post warning of the dangers of global warming as parts of peninsular Malaysia experienced flooding due to heavy rainfall.
“The rise in temperature we are experiencing now is part of the changes the planet goes through. It may get worse. We need to prepare for this change. We must expect more natural disasters,” he wrote Tuesday.
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