September 5, 2022
KUALA LUMPUR – After spending nearly a fortnight in Kajang Prison, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been sent to the hospital for a check-up.
“He is being treated at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
“I wish to thank the prison authorities and the Hospital Kuala Lumpur staff for the cooperation and help given,” said his special officer Muhamad Muhklis Maghribi in a short statement yesterday.
However, it was unclear what the former prime minister was being treated for.
According to sources, Najib was sent for a medical check-up following an “unknown episode” in prison.
“We will know after the appropriate check-up.
“It may take a while,” said a source briefly.
One news portal reported that Najib had been sent to the hospital due to intestinal bleeding, while another reported that he was in stable condition.
Najib is serving a 12-year sentence following the Federal Court’s decision on Aug 23 to uphold his corruption conviction involving RM42mil of SRC International funds.
He faces four other criminal charges related to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal.