Khairy dismisses claims Najib will be referred to IJN

PETALING JAYA: Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has denied claims that Datuk Seri Najib Razak will be sent to the National Heart Institute (IJN) for treatment.

He said prisoners need to undergo treatment at government hospitals according to the stated procedures.

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"The procedure is to refer inmates to government hospitals and in Najib's case Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah had decided that he (Najib) be sent to Hospital KL (HKL) on Monday," Sinar Harian quoted Khairy as saying.

Earlier Tuesday (Sept 13), Najib's lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah told the High Court his client has been warded at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) since Monday (Sept 12) and could be referred to the National Heart Institute (IJN).

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IJN is a private entity under the Malaysian Finance Ministry.

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