Malaysia's PM Najib visits opposition PAS president in hospital

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (left) visiting opposition Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) president Abdul Hadi Awang in hospital.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (left) visiting opposition Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) president Abdul Hadi Awang in hospital.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak visited opposition Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) president Abdul Hadi Awang at the National Heart Institute (IJN) on Tuesday (Jan 12).

Datuk Seri Najib earlier went to Kuala Lumpur Hospital, where he received follow-up treatment after a minor surgery to remove a growth on his right hand on Saturday.

After the treatment, Mr Najib went straight to IJN nearby to visit his former information officer, Datuk Nasir Safar, and later dropped by to see Datuk Seri Hadi at another ward.

An image shared on the Prime Minister's Office Twitter account showed Mr Najib at the bedsides of Mr Nasir and Mr Hadi, engaging in cordial conversation.

"I was informed that Datuk Seri Hadi Awang was also in IJN and dropped by to visit him. I pray that Allah grants him the best of health," Mr Najib tweeted.

In 2004, Mr Najib paid Mr Hadi a visit when the latter received treatment at a hospital in Istanbul, Turkey.