Samy Vellu receiving treatment at IJN

Samy Vellu, 82, has been placed under medical observation for a few days. (Bernama pic)

PUTRAJAYA: Former MIC president S Samy Vellu is currently receiving treatment at the National Heart Institute (IJN).

He was admitted after he vomited this afternoon, said his press secretary E Sivabalan.

He said Samy Vellu, 82, had been placed under medical observation for a few days.

“Tun (Samy Vellu) came to his office at KL Sentral after attending a family event held at his house today.

“Shortly after that, he vomited and I took him to IJN for further tests. The doctors did all the tests.

“I assure you, there is nothing to worry.

“He is doing fine. He just needs to rest,” he told Bernama when contacted today.

He was responding to a viral message on social media that Samy Vellu had suffered a heart attack.

Sivabalan said Samy Vellu’s family also thanked the public and well-wishers for their prayers and calls to enquire about the health of the veteran politician, who was formerly Sungai Siput MP and works minister.

He also served as special envoy for infrastructure to India and South Asia under the previous government.