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Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad discharged from hospital

Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad discharged from hospital

The ex prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has been discharged from hospital following a successful medical procedure. The 96-year-old politician continues his recuperation and recovery process at home.

Malaysia’s National Heart Institute confirmed on Thursday in a statement that the former head of the government feel good after a short staying at the hospital. However, the NHI did not say what procedure Mahathir had undergone.

The former prime minister had already spent several days in the hospital last month for a check-up. He has had heart problems in the past, suffering many heart attacks and undergoing bypass surgery.

The nonagenarian, who is still an active lawmaker, was admitted into the medical institute last Friday, the second time in as many months that he has been hospitalized.

Mahathir Mohamad has been one of Malaysia’s most dominant political figures in recent decades, serving twice as prime minister for a total of 24 years. He was leader from 1981 to 2003, then returned to power in 2018 at the age of 92 as the head of a reformist coalition. But that offie collapsed in 2020 due to infighting, TRT World says.