Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir in stable condition at the hospital

Kuala Lumpur — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has been in a stable condition after being treated at the National Heart Institute, his daughter said in a statement on Saturday.

Marina Mahathir said her 96-year-old father was readmitted to the hospital and received selective medical treatment in early January for two days.

“Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali (his wife) and his family are asking people to pray for his quick and complete recovery,” Marina said.

A Mahathir spokesman previously stated that he was admitted to the hospital’s cardiac treatment room, but did not provide details.

Mahathir, who is still an active member of the Diet, was discharged on January 8 after being described as having a successful selective medical procedure.

The National Heart Institute did not state at the time what treatment Mahathir had with a history of heart disease.

In December, he was hospitalized and discharged after the doctor stated he was happy with the results of the required investigation.