Malaysian PM Najib wants Anwar to get medical treatment

Malaysian PM Najib wants Anwar to get medical treatment
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PETALING JAYA - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has noted concerns regarding the health of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

"I take note of Anwar's health and I want relevant parties to ensure that he received the required medical attention," the Prime Minister tweeted on Tuesday.

Najib's statement followed after Anwar's lawyers' suggested that he be held under house arrest so he could get access to medical care.

His lawyer R. Sivarasa alleged that Anwar's health was deteriorating rapidly in Sungai Buloh prison, claiming that the ex-opposition leader was not being given access to the required treatment.

The former Permatang Pauh MP had previously been admitted to Hospital Kuala Lumpur on June 2 before being discharged three days later.

"At the very minimum, even if the request for house arrest is denied, he must be hospitalised for a sufficiently long time to comprehensively deal with all his medical issues," said Sivarasa.

Anwar was jailed in February for five years for sodomising former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan in 2008.

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