Anwar getting better after suffering pain from prolapsed disc

Pakatan Harapan's de factor leader Anwar Ibrahim at home in Kuala Lumpur on May 18, 2018. He was rushed to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre in Petaling Jaya for treatment on June 23 after his return from Turkey.
Pakatan Harapan's de factor leader Anwar Ibrahim at home in Kuala Lumpur on May 18, 2018. He was rushed to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre in Petaling Jaya for treatment on June 23 after his return from Turkey.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

SHAH ALAM • Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim is in better condition after being admitted to Universiti Malaya Medical Centre last Saturday after suffering severe pain due to a prolapsed disc.

His wife, Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, said she had visited him early yesterday.

"He is getting better and he will be getting further treatment by the doctors," she told reporters at the Selangor state government's open house.

Her husband was given a royal pardon from his five-year prison sentence following Pakatan Harapan's victory in the 14th General Election

A statement issued by the family last Saturday said he was rushed to the hospital because of a severe prolapsed disc.

"We have been advised to request that our father not receive any visitors as he undergoes the necessary observation and treatment," said the statement.

Datuk Seri Anwar, adviser of Parti Keadilan Rakyat, was taken to the hospital after complaining of shoulder and back pain.

Media reports said the 70-year-old was unable to move upon his return from Turkey several hours earlier.

He was in Turkey to lend support to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking re-election over the weekend.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2018, with the headline 'Anwar getting better after suffering pain from prolapsed disc'. Print Edition | Subscribe