King in IJN for food poisoning and sports injury

By S. Harrish

YANG Di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah is undergoing treatment at the National Heart Institute (IJN) and is expected to return to Istana Negara soon.

Royal household comptroller Ahmad Fadli Shamsuddin said in a statement that said Sultan Abdullah was initially treated for food poisoning at IJN.

“He later received medical intervention following the discovery of a sports injury.

The King’s food poisoning treatment began on Sept 21 when he was admitted to IJN.

“Medical intervention started after an MRI on Sept 22 showed Sultan Abdullah suffered an injury while playing sports.”

The King is active in a number of sports including polo, football, squash, hockey and golf.

Ahmad Fadli said the medical intervention on the King’s knee joints and ankles was successfully completed on Sept 24.

“His royal highness is now in a stable condition and there is nothing worrying.

“Following the medical intervention, his royal highness was advised to undergo follow-up treatments and close observation by IJN’s medical specialist team.

“Sultan Abdullah is scheduled to return to Istana Negara soon after completing the follow-up treatment,” he said.

There was no mention of PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the statement.

Anwar is reportedly waiting to meet the King, after he had earlier said that he had the numbers to take over the federal government.

His scheduled appointment with the King last week was cancelled after Sultan Abdullah was admitted into the IJN.