Ibrahim Ali in hospital for heart ailment

(Bernama) – Pasir Mas Member of Parliament Datuk Ibrahim Ali is under treatment at the Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital here for a heartailment, according to Malay rights group (Perkasa) deputy president Datuk Abdul Rahman Abu Bakar.

He said Ibrahim, 57, who is president of Perkasa, was admitted to the hospital yesterday and was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

“His condition is stable and he is scheduled to undergo heart surgery onMonday,” he said when contacted by Bernama today.

Abdul Rahman said the hospital only allowed Ibrahim’s wife and family members to visit him. He said Ibrahim had complained of being unwell over the past three weeks and went to the hospital for a check-up yesterday.

“After the examination, the doctor advised him to undergo surgeryimmediately,” he said.

Abdul Rahman said that even after being informed of his health condition, Ibrahim attended parliament yesterday to follow the tabling of Budget 2011 by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said Ibrahim was scheduled to deliver a speech at the Nusantara gathering of Malaysian Malays and Indonesians living in Malaysia, at the Sultan Sulaiman Club in Kampung Baru this evening.

In view of Ibrahim’s health condition, Perkasa would hold prayers at the surau of the De Palma Ampang Hotel at 6.30pm tomorrow, he said.