KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri arrived this evening at the National Heart Institute (IJN) where Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was admitted unexpectedly earlier today.
Ismail arrived at 5.34pm along with his security detail to visit the Pejuang president and twice former PM.
The PM left at 6.03pm and, despite stopping and opening his car window to wave at the media workers outside IJN, did not make any statement.
After the visit, Ismail Sabri posted a photograph of him with Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Ali, the wife of Dr Mahathir and the ex-PM’s eldest son, Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir, at the hospital.
“Arrived at the National Heart Institute just now to visit former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad @chedetofficial who was admitted to IJN.
“I also met with Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali at IJN earlier and hope Dr Mahathir’s family remains steadfast,” he posted on Twitter.
, Dr Mahathir’s office confirmed that he has been admitted to the hospital’s CCU.
Tiba di Institut Jantung Negara sebentar tadi untuk menziarahi bekas Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad @chedetofficial yang dimasukkan ke IJN.— Ismail Sabri (@IsmailSabri60) January 22, 2022
Saya turut bertemu dengan Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali di IJN tadi dan berharap keluarga Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad terus tabah. pic.twitter.com/7pURBjtShy
However, his condition is currently unknown.
On January 7, the ex-PM had been admitted to the same hospital for an elective surgery and was released with a clean bill of health on January 13.