Najib visits Bung Moktar in hospital


KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister, Najib Razak, called on Kinabatangan MP Bung Moktar Radin in hospital where he is recuperating after receiving a kidney transplant in China.

Najib also called on a patient from his constituency of Pekan, Pahang, as well as Kenneth Eswaran, president of the Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, who is undergoing treatment at the hospital.

The prime minister spent about 15 minutes with Bung Moktar accompanied by Prince Court medical centre’s director, Dr Kuljit Singh.

Bung Moktar’s wife, Nor Asidah Alimuddin, said her husband was receiving treatment at the medical centre for the past two weeks after undergoing the transplant. “His condition is improving and doctors advised him to rest,” she said.

The outspoken MP was reported to be ill last year and to be making frequent visits to China for treatment. He did not attend the Umno general assembly in December.

Najib’s constituent, Mohd Nawawi Mohd Arif, 26, was admitted five days ago for a viral infection. His father, Mohd Arif Ismail, praised Najib as a noble-hearted leader for visiting his son despite a busy schedule.