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Anwar's face was puffed up due to an allergic reaction to medication.
PETALING JAYA: Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s face was all “puffed up” at a recent event in Penang, raising many an eyelid. Was it some kind of surgery?
No, says an aide, it’s an allergic reaction to medication. The aide said Anwar did not undergo any surgery as claimed in some news reports.
An online news portal had reported that Anwar appeared unwell at the event as his eyes and cheeks were puffy and he had what appeared to be stitch marks below his ears.
“There were no stitch marks. He was just allergic to some medicine but he is getting better now,” said the aide.
Yesterday, Anwar was in jovial mood when he attended an application hearing at the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya.
However, he wore sunglasses to cover what appeared to be a slight swelling on the upper part of his right cheek.
On another matter, the aide confirmed that Anwar would meet Pope Francis in Rome at the end of this month in high-level dialogue between Muslims, Christians and those of other faiths.
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