Ku Li latest politician to test positive for Covid-19


GUA MUSANG: Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah is undergoing treatment at University Malaya Medical Centre after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Umno veteran joined the latest list of leaders to have been infected.

According to Bernama, Tengku Razaleigh received his Covid-19 test results on Wednesday and was sent to the hospital for treatment a few hours later. He is reported to be in stable condition.

When contacted, Galas assemblyman Mohd Syahbuddin Hashim confirmed the news and said Tengku Razaleigh, 83, had close contact with him and Nenggiri assemblyman Ab Aziz Yusoff, both of whom tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.

Syahbuddin said their condition improved after they were admitted to the Sultan Ismail Petra Hospital in Kuala Krai, Kelantan.

On Wednesday, Tengku Razaleigh’s personal officer Mohd Lokman Abdu Ghani also tested positive for Covid-19 and is now being treated at Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

Besides them, Gua Musang Umno Youth chief Mohd Asmawi Fikri Ab Ghani and the division’s deputy Wanita head Ruhaida Abdul Hamid were also confirmed as positive.

The last few days, with the country registering daily four-digit cases, three ministers and a deputy minister have tested positive for Covid-19.

They are Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed; Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun; Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin; and Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin.

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