Former Malaysian PM Mahathir discharged from hospital after medical procedure

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Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad attends a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia December 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, 96, has been discharged from hospital following a successful medical procedure, the National Heart Institute said on Thursday.

"He will continue his recuperation and recovery process at home," the institute said in a statement.

It did not say what procedure Mahathir, who has a history of heart problems, had undergone. Mahathir was prime minister from 1981 to 2003 and held the top post again from 2018 to 2020.

The nonagenarian, who is still an active lawmaker, was admitted into the institute last Friday, the second time in as many months that he has been hospitalised.

He was hospitalised on Dec. 16 before being discharged a week later. read more

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Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Editing by Martin Petty

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