Anwar in hospital for scheduled appointment, says HKL director

 |Sep 20, 2017
Anwar Ibrahim.

KUALA LUMPUR: Former opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was brought to Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) here last night, was admitted to the hospital for scheduled examination and not because of any acute condition, said hospital director, Datuk Dr Zaininah Mohd Zain.

She said Anwar would be in the hospital for a few days, during which he would be attended by a team of specialists.

“It is a scheduled examination and he will be reviewed by specialists ,” she said in a statement here today

Yesterday, it was reported that Anwar was rushed to hospital at 2pm yesterday and was now being kept under observation at Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

Free Malaysia Today reported that Anwar’s daughter, Nurul Izzah, said her father’s blood pressure “was erratic”.

“His blood pressure is erratic. He also needs to undergo intensive physiotherapy for an old shoulder injury,” she told the English news portal.

The former deputy prime minister, currently serving a five-year jail sentence for sodomising his former aide, was hospitalised for the same reason in May last year.

In June 2016, he was also hospitalised for severe back pain.

Nurul Izzah said even in poor health, Anwar is urging all Malaysians to continue the fight for change.

He also called for all Pakatan Harapan leaders to focus on people-centric issues such as alleged economic management taking place in the country.

“Change is imminent,” Anwar said, according to Nurul Izzah.

Meanwhile, theSundaily reported that PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil, in a statement, said Anwar needs intensive physiotherapy for the shoulder injury.

When contacted he said there is no update on Anwar’s condition except that he is still under close observation.

“The family is all there in the hospital right now. There is no update on his condition yet,” he told theSun.