Malaysia Muslim leader hospitalised after stroke

The leader of Malaysia's opposition Islamic party was hospitalised on Thursday after suffering a mild stroke, his party said.

Malaysia Muslim leader hospitalised after stroke
Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS) President Hadi Awang was reported to be in stable condition and could be discharged in the next few days, party secretary-general Kamarudin Jaffar said in a statement.

"He is able to talk," Hadi's spokesman Roslan Shahir said.

PAS and two other opposition parties won a record number of seats in parliament at elections last month, dealing the ruling National Front coalition the biggest setback in its 50-year reign and spelling trouble for the prime minister's future leadership.

The opposition, in an unprecedented move, also won power in five of Malaysia's 13 states.

The 60-year-old Hadi, a Muslim cleric who led PAS since 2002, himself won a parliamentary and a state seat in his home state of Terengganu.
Last Mod: 10 Nisan 2008, 14:31
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