PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has been admitted to a hospital in Kuala Lumpur, where the 70-year-old lawmaker is expected to undergo intensive treatment tomorrow.
His political secretary Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar, who revealed this, however did not mention which hospital or for what reason Hadi has been admitted.
"The PAS leadership is urging all members and supporters to pray and to perform a solat hajat, seeking the help of Allah, so the president undergoes a successful treatment, and is blessed with a speedy recovery, good health and strength so he can continue to lead and bring the message of the party's struggle for Islam into the world," he added in a media statement.
Ahmad Samsuri said the party would continue to update the public on the Marang MP's health status from time to time.
"His family and the party will appreciate if he is given enough time to rest, and for the public to refrain from visiting him at this moment in time,” he added.
Malaysiakini learnt that Hadi is slated to undergo a heart-related operation tomorrow.
It is also understood that PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man will assume Hadi's duties until the president recovers.
Hadi's health had been a cause for concern over the past few years. He was reportedly unwell due to his hectic schedule and was admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN) last October.
Last November, he was admitted to a hospital in Terengganu after complaining of exhaustion.
In May 2015, he was treated at a hospital in Istanbul after complaining of breathing difficulties during his trip there.
Hadi was also reportedly rushed to a hospital in April 2008 for a mild stroke.
Last week, Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali told the media he would not be meeting the PAS president over the Islamist party's move to cut ties with PKR because Hadi was preparing to undergo a surgery.- Mkini