Former Malaysian PM Mahathir to be discharged from hospital

In this file photo, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview with Associated Press at his office in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on April 18, 2018. (VINCENT THIAN / AP)

KUALA LUMPUR – Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, 96, has completed all necessary investigations for a medical check-up and will be ready to be discharged from hospital within the next few days, the National Heart Institute said on Tuesday.

Mahathir, who has a history of heart troubles, was admitted to the hospital last Thursday for a full medical checkup and observation. The hospital and spokespeople for Mahathir did not say why he had been admitted.

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