Hindraf chief calls off 21-day hunger strike after he collapses

KUALA LUMPUR: Hindraf chairman P. Waytha Moorthy called off his hunger strike after he collapsed at a Rawang temple at 4pm Sunday and had to be hospitalised. His strike lasted 21 days.

Hindraf deputy chairman W. Sumbalingan said that Waytha Moorthy, who was seeking treatment at the Damai Specialist Hospital, was discharged by doctors for an hour so he could return to the Arulmigu Agora Veerabathirar Sanggili Karuppar Temple, to greet “thousands of supporters who gathered to see him”.

“But now he has gone back to the hospital and he has called off his hunger strike,” Sumbalingan told The Star.

Waytha Moorthy was on a hunger strike seeking better conditions and opportunities for Malaysia Indians.

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