GEORGE TOWN: Penang Yang Dipertua Negeri Abdul Rahman Abbas is in stable condition and is currently being treated at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Penang Hospital (HPP), said Penang State Secretary Farizan Darus.
He said Rahman, 79, was admitted to HPP on Oct 20 for a medical check after suffering from a stomachache.
“Based on the examination by the hospital specialists, Rahman was advised to undergo intestinal surgery. The surgery was successfully carried out on the evening of Oct 22.
“At present, Tun is stable and is still receiving follow-up treatment from HPP specialists. He is advised to continue the rehabilitation and ensure he is fully recovered before being allowed to be discharged and return home,” he told a media conference at the lobby of the state legislative assembly here today.
Farizan said, as of now, visits were limited to close relatives, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and the Penang state secretary to give Abdul Rahman the opportunity to rest and recover.
“I ask that everyone, the people of Penang and throughout the country to pray for Tun’s recovery to enable him to continue discharging his official duties as Penang Yang Dipertua Negeri,” he said.
Rahman was appointed as Penang Yang Dipertua Negeri in 2001 and reappointed to the same position on 2005, 2009, 20011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.