Malaysia’s previous PM Mahathir discharged from hospital after infection

Malaysia’s previous Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was discharged from hospital on March 18, around three months after he was admitted for an infection, his office conveyed. The 98-year-old had to go to the National Heart Institute on Jan 26 due to an unspecified infection and has remained in hospital since for observation. The nonagenarian, who has a past of heart related issues, has been in and out of hospital many times in the past few years.

“Mahathir had been discharged from the National Heart Institute today,” his office revealed in a short statement on March 18. It did not give in depth information. Tun Dr Mahathir served as prime minister for 22 years until 2003. He came back as premier at the age of 92 after leading the opposition coalition to a historic win in 2018, defeating the party he had once led. His government went down rapidly in less than two years because of infighting.