After the High Court heard that Najib Razak was in poor health due to his high blood pressure, his Monday trial (12 Sept) concerning the misappropriation of funds belonging to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was prematurely adjourned.
The court was told that Najib required medical attention from the hospital as the high blood pressure medication that he was taking was causing adverse side effects.
Senior deputy public prosecutor Gopal Sri Ram, who was leading the prosecution, said that he was informed by a Kajang Prison’s department officer that Najib’s current condition was “quite bad”.
According to the Bernama, Mr Sri Ram stated that Najib’s high blood pressure medication was changed, thus resulting in said side effects.
However, he added that Najib was prepared to be in court until 12:30pm, in spite of his ailing health.
Nonetheless, the Monday hearing was cut short.
By 2pm, Najib was taken to the hospital to see a doctor after Judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah agreed to adjourn the trial.
Honestly speaking, if there’s anyone who should be seeing a doctor for high blood pressure, it would probably be the apex court after having to deal with all the appeals, reviews, excuses, and petitions that Najib’s legal team keeps throwing at them.
His tenacity and insistence is unrivalled, seriously.
The former prime minister was in court on Monday for his second 1MDB-linked corruption and money laundering case involving RM2.3billion of money that once belonged to a subsidiary under the fund.
Besides the first case, which he has been convicted for and sentenced to 12 years in jail and a RM210 million fine, he still has three more cases to contend with.
Daughter: Najib’s Blood Pressure Is “Dangerously High”
Najib’s daughter, Nooryana Najwa, gave more insight as to why her father was suddenly suffering adverse effects from his medication.
Apparently, after the doctors treated Najib’s stomach ulcer last Saturday, they changed his medication.
Prior to this, the doctors at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) discovered that the ex-premier had multiple ulcers in his stomach after conducting a biopsy procedure.
The biopsy also led to some bleeding and the ulcer had to be clipped to stem the blood flow, said Ms Nooryana in an Instagram post on Monday.
Afterwards, the doctor changed his medication—which had been taking for years—before sending him back to Kajang Prison.
On Monday morning, things appeared to have turned for the worse as a test by a medical assistant showed that his blood pressure was “dangerously high”.
Ms Nooryana added that it might be related to the change of medication.
Hence, on humanitarian grounds, Najib’s family would like to plead the prison authority, the hospital, and the government to do the “right thing” and allow Najib to receive proper medical care and observation.
There it is.
Okay, I can believe that Najib isn’t living in some luxurious prison cell now, otherwise he and his family would not be so desperate to get him to move to a medical facility.
Najib Was Healthy
Against Ms Nooryana’s claims on social media, the Health Ministry director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah said Najib was previously admitted as a non-emergency case, to ensure that he is in good health.
In the subsequent family conferences, Najib and his family were informed by the expert consultants that they were at a unanimous decision to discharge Najib from HKL.
Dr Noor Hisham also stated that the medicines prescribed were the same types as what Najib had previously taken.
Does this mean Ms Nooryana is lying about her father’s condition?
The director-general stressed that the ministry is committed and transparent in providing health services to any person, while complying with the ethics of patient confidentiality.
He added that the Health Ministry will present any detailed information on a patient’s health if it is directed by the court to do so.
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