KUCHING: Special Functions Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office Tan Sri Adenan Satem has been admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN) in Kuala Lumpur.
People close to him, including those who had visited him at the hospital, are however tight-lipped about his condition. It is believed that they have been advised not to speak to the press.
Assistant Youth Development Minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah when contacted nevertheless confirmed that the Tanjung Datu assemblyman was admitted to IJN.
Queried further, he said he did know of his (Adenan’s) condition but quick to add: “Just pray for his fast recovery.”
It is believed that senior state minister was admitted sometime last week for treatment of a heart condition .
Some sources said he was getting better although they refused to speculate when he could be discharged.
Efforts to get in touch with Adenan’s wife Puan Sri Jamilah Anu for comments were to no avail.
Adenan had not been in the best of health over the past few months. At the last Dewan Undangan Negeri in November last year, many people were surprised to see him turning up for the sitting looking frail.
Adenan, who will turn 69 on Jan 27, is formerly also Batang Sadong MP and the Natural Resources and Environment Minister before the 2006 cabinet reshuffle. He had also held various other portfolios in the State Cabinet.
The minister is well liked for his often humorous speeches.