Anwar discharged from Kuala Lumpur hospital

Anwar Ibrahim was admitted to hospital after suffering a negative reaction to a steroid injection to his right shoulder.
Anwar Ibrahim was admitted to hospital after suffering a negative reaction to a steroid injection to his right shoulder.

PETALING JAYA • Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been discharged from Kuala Lumpur Hospital after having been admitted to the coronary care unit early yesterday.

Datuk Dr S. Jeyaindran, one of the panel doctors attending to Anwar, said he left the hospital at around 4pm yesterday and will continue treatment at the Cheras National Rehabilitation Centre.

The jailed politician, who is due to be released from prison in June, was admitted to hospital at 1am yesterday, after suffering a negative reaction to a steroid injection to his right shoulder.

According to Mr Fahmi Fadzil, communications director of opposition party Pakatan Rakyat, Anwar, 70, was given the steroid injection last Saturday as he was suffering from prolonged pain from surgery on his right shoulder several months ago.

Mr Fahmi had earlier said that Anwar's heart rate was low and alarming, but his situation was stable.

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