Abdullah Badawi admitted to IJN

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Former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has been warded at the National Heart Institute after experiencing trouble with his lungs on Thursday (April 25).


His son-in-law Khairy Jamaludin in a statement said Abdullah was admitted after being diagnosed with spontaneous pneumothorax.

“He is still in the critical care unit of the institute to be monitored by doctors and is in stable condition.

“Alhamdulillah, he is in good condition but in need of sufficient rest.

“On behalf of the family, we appreciate your prayers and words of encouragement. However, he is unable to receive visitors for the moment,” said Khairy.

In Sept 2022, Khairy disclosed that Abdullah was suffering from dementia. He said Abdullah began showing signs of cognitive impairment shortly after retiring as the fifth prime minister in 2009 and has since progressively worsened.

Abdullah, 85, served as the country’s fifth Prime Minister from 2003 until 2009. He had also held various positions, including finance minister, foreign minister and home minister.