KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 17 ― Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today visited Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
This comes just a few days after the PKR defacto leader underwent surgery on his shoulder.
“I visited Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at Hospital Kuala Lumpur today. He just had an operation a few days ago. May he recover soon,” PM Najib said in a Twitter post.
A picture of Najib and Rosmah together with Anwar and Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was also uploaded on the PM’s official Twitter account.
Anwar’s family thanked Najib and Rosmah for the “courtesy visit”, but requested that the opposition leader be allowed to recuperate in a medical facility outside of prison and be given access to all modalities of physiotherapy until he makes a full recovery.
Saya melawat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim di Hospital Kuala Lumpur hari ini. Beliau baru selesai menjalani pembedahan beberapa hari yang lalu. Semoga beliau cepat pulih. pic.twitter.com/Ic6ItWmeok
— Mohd Najib Tun Razak (@NajibRazak) November 17, 2017
“On behalf of my family, I extend our gratitude to the Government of Malaysia for the courtesy visit by Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor to Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL).
“The Prime Minister and his wife met with our father, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who is now recuperating under HKL’s care after an operation on his right shoulder joint to heal his shoulder’s injury, worsened from imprisonment and the accident last month whilst under the custody of the authorities,” Anwar’s son Muhamad Ihsan Anwar said in a statement.
Anwar’s family had previously urged the government to allow human rights organisations to monitor the former deputy prime minister during and after his surgery, as well as have unfettered medical access.