PRIME Minister Najib Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, today visited opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
Najib shared a picture on his Twitter account @najibrazak.
“I visited Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in Hospital Kuala Lumpur today.
“He just had an operation a few days ago. May he get well soon,” Najib said.
Anwar had surgery on the right shoulder, which was injured in during a car accident several years ago.
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MEANWHILE, according to Malaysiakini:
In a statement later, Anwar’s son Muhammad Ihsan thanked Najib and Rosmah for their visit, as well as all the medical staff who had treated him.
“May I take this opportunity to request that our father, Anwar is allowed to recuperate in a medical facility outside of prison and given access to all modalities of physiotherapy until full recovery,” Muhammad Ihsan added.
The former deputy prime minister’s shoulder injury was originally due to an accident in 2014 in Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
The pain was originally managed through exercise and physiotherapy, but prison conditions had made it difficult for Anwar to keep up with the physical regime.
Anwar’s five-year prison sentence on charges of sodomy started in Feb 2015. He has maintained his innocence and claimed that the charges were politically motivated.
The family had said that he began to complain that his condition was worsening in September that year.
Anwar’s condition deteriorated following an accident on Sept 22, when an escort vehicle rammed into the rear of the car ferrying him from Kuala Lumpur Hospital back to prison.
THE MALAYSIAN INSIGHT / MKINI