KUCHING, Aug 3 — Astana Negeri today warned social media users to stop posting fake news regarding the health condition of Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud, who is currently recuperating overseas.

Taib’s private secretary Junih Salleh Ahmad said it has come to the palace’s attention that members of the public have continuously harped on the health conditions of the head of state.

He said this despite the assurance from both the Astana and Sarawak premier's office that he is currently recuperating overseas.

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“On behalf of Astana, once again we would like to assure the people of Sarawak that his condition has been improving and God willing, and with his doctor's advice, he will come home very soon,” Junih said in a statement.

“We hope that the people will be patient and not be easily hoodwinked by unverified news and speculations on Tun's current health,” he said.

Yesterday, Deputy Minister of Law, Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and State-Federal Relations Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali assured that the governor is in communication with the state government, and is able to discharge his official and constitutional duties.

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“The state government is regularly informed of his medical status and that the state government's further action will be guided by the State Constitution and the interests of the state,” she said.