ALOR SETAR: Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah is being treated for an “intestinal complication” and will need rest, said State Secretary Datuk Bakar Din.
He said the mentri besar’s condition was stable and that the ailment was not serious.
Ahmad Bashah was in the intensive care unit at the Kedah Medical Centre but was expected to be moved to a regular ward in two or three days, he said.
“He is not required to undergo surgery but will be taking an undetermined number of days off to rest,” Bakar told a press conference yesterday.
Bakar said Ahmad Bashah was conscious but urged people not to visit him as he needed to rest.
On Saturday, Ahmad Bashah, 66, was briefing a group of Kedah Umno members on the Kuala Kangsar by-election, at a hotel at about 7pm when he fainted.
On who would be taking over the mentri besar’s duties for the time being, Bakar said the state exco members would ensure the administration of the state went on as usual.
“If there is anything important, I will refer it to him. The weekly state exco meeting will also be cancelled so that he can rest,” he added.
Earlier, Kedah Regency Council chairman Tan Sri Tunku Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah and his consort Puan Sri Tengku Maliha Tengku Ariff visited Ahmad Bashah.