King to return to Istana Negara soon


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 29 Sep 2020

PETALING JAYA: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah will return to Istana Negara soon after undergoing treatment for food poisoning and a sports injury.Istana Negara Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said the King was admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN) on Sept 21 due to food poisoning.

His Majesty then underwent an intervention treatment after a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan done the next day showed he also had sports-related injuries.

“As it is well known, His Majesty is very active in various sports including polo, football, squash, hockey and golf.

“Intervention treatment done on His Majesty’s knee joints and ankles went successfully on Sept 24. His Majesty’s condition is now stable and not worrisome.

“Following the intervention treatment, His Majesty was advised to undergo follow-up treatment under the strict observation of specialists.

“Al-Sultan Abdullah is scheduled to return to Istana Negara soon after completing this follow-up treatment,” said Ahmad Fadil in a statement yesterday.

He said the King was touched by the rakyat’s concern over his wellbeing, and that His Majesty expressed his appreciation and thanks to everyone who had prayed for him.

The King also voiced his concern over the rising Covid-19 cases and advised the rakyat to always be careful and to adhere to the new normal, said Ahmad Fadil.

“His Majesty is also worried about the rise in Covid-19 positive cases in the peninsular due to returnees from Sabah, from Sept 20 to 27, whereby 36 cases were recorded,” said Ahmad Fadil.

He added the rakyat is urged to pray for the recovery of the King and also for His Majesty to be blessed with long-lasting good health.

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