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Hanipah Maidin in stable condition

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PUTRAJAYA, July 9 – Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin (pic) fainted during the monthly assembly of the Prime Minister’s Department (JPM) here today.

Mohamed Hanipa, 49, who was standing on the right in the line of dignitaries, collapsed and fell off the stage at 8.40 am when Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was addressing the assembly.

The Sepang MP was given emergency treatment by paramedics and then rushed to the Putrajaya Hospital.

Mohamed Hanipa’s media officer Anas As-Said Zaharuddin, when contacted by Bernama, said Mohamed Hanipa was in stable condition and was undergoing treatment.

“The doctors are conducting an examination to determine the cause of his collapse. I will keep you informed of the developments,” he said.

Anas As-Said appealed to the people not to circulate any speculation on the health of Mohamed Hanipa.

Dr Mahathir stopped his speech after Mohamed Hanipa collapsed. He resumed his address after the deputy minister regained consciousness.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail rushed down from the stage to check on Mohamed Hanipa.

Mohamed Hanipa, who is in charge of law, was one the three deputy ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department who were sworn in on July 2.

On April 4, 2016, Mohamed Hanipa was rushed to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital after he collapsed at his seat in the Dewan Rakyat when the House was in session.

According to media reports then, Mohamed Hanipa underwent surgery for brain haemorrhage.

— BERNAMA

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