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Malaysia king in hospital for treatment after experiencing leg pain

Malaysia king in hospital for treatment after experiencing leg pain
A file photo of Malaysian king Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah at the opening of parliament on Feb 28, 2022. (Photo: Facebook/Istana Negara)

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian king Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has been hospitalised for treatment for his leg on Monday (Jun 20).

A statement released by  Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara, Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said the king was experiencing pain in his leg, but his overall health was good, and there was no cause for worry.

However, due to the king’s hospitalisation,  all programmes involving him scheduled to take place on Monday and in the near future had been postponed to later dates, said the statement. 

“His Majesty is scheduled to return to recuperate at the Istana Negara in the near future once treatment is completed,” added Mr Ahmad Fadil.  

The palace official also called on Malaysians to pray for the king’s speedy recovery.

Earlier in January 2022, the king had been warded for a few days at the royal ward of Malaysia’s National Heart Institute (IJN), for a health check-up and follow-up treatment.

This was related to an intervention treatment for the king’s knee and ankle joints received in September 2021 at the same health facility.

The intervention treatment was performed last September after a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan showed that the king had sustained injuries in the leg during sports.

Source: CNA/vt(ih)

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