Ahmad Bashah back at work after surgery


ALOR STAR: Kedah menteri besar Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah returned to work today after about a month on sick leave.

Ahmad Bashah, 66, who is still recovering from intestinal surgery, appeared cheerful and eager to return to work, with an executive council meeting at 10am on his agenda, NST Online reported.

He had fainted on June 4 while attending a meeting of Umno election workers and was admitted to hospital with intestinal complications. Two days later he was transferred to the Penang general hospital and underwent intestinal surgery on June 7.

He had become menteri besar only in February, after Kedah Umno had revolted against the leadership of Mukhriz Mahathir. Last month Mukhriz was expelled from Umno for criticisms against Umno president Najib Razak.

However, on Saturday night, he called on Ahmad Bashah at his home, and posted a photograph of him, Ahmad Bashah and his wife Hizam Awang Ahmad, according to Star Online.

“Visited the MB who is recovering well and will resume his duties tomorrow. Wishing him full recovery, God willing,” Mukhriz said in a caption to the photograph.

Ahmad Bashah also posted the photo on his Facebook page last night, thanking Mukhriz for spending the time with him, adding the hashtag #muafakatkedah (united Kedah), according to reports.