Muhyiddin discharged from Singapore hospital


Malaysia's Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (centre) - seen here with his family members and hospital staff - has been discharged from Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital where he underwent surgery and treatment, a statement from his ministry said yesterday.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin, 71, was in the hospital for some two weeks, where he was visited by several members of the Malaysian Cabinet, including Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong also paid him a visit.

The Star had reported that Mr Muhyiddin underwent an operation to remove a growth on his pancreas earlier last month.

The statement from his ministry said he will now take a break with his family.

"Thank you to all doctors, nurses and the staff at Mount Elizabeth Hospital Singapore," his press secretary Hafiz Abdul Halim said in the statement.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2018, with the headline 'Muhyiddin discharged from Singapore hospital'. Subscribe