Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim discharged from hospital

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was admitted to the coronary care unit of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital on Mar 5, 2018.
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was admitted to the coronary care unit of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital on Mar 5, 2018. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been discharged from Kuala Lumpur Hospital after being admitted to the coronary care unit early on Monday (March 5).

Datuk Dr S. Jeyaindran, one of the panel doctors attending to Anwar said he left the hospital at around 4 pm Monday  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 1 am on Monday, after suffering a negative reaction to a steroid injection to his right shoulder.

According to 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 Anwar's heart rate was low and alarming, but his situation was stable.