Pak Lah is in good health, says aide

A relaxed Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in a June 2019 photograph posted on his Facebook account.

PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is in good health and with his family, an aide said today, denying fake news that was spread about Abdullah’s condition.

A statement issued this evening said: “Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s office denies the viral message regarding Tun’s health condition and states that he is in good health with his family. The office deeply regrets the spread of this fake news.”

The statement was made by Jefridin Hj Atan, special officer to Abdullah.

Abdullah was prime minister from 2003 to 2008. He resigned under pressure a year after the 2008 elections in which Barisan Nasional lost power in five states and has kept a low profile since.