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Padang Besar MP being treated at HTF CCU

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KANGAR: The Padang Besar Member of Parliament Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin was rushed to the emergency unit of the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital (HTF) after experiencing shortness of breath, early this morning.

State Islamic Religious Affairs Committee chairman, Ruzaini Rais said he was informed that Zahidi, 58, was sent to HTF at 5 am.

‘’Zahidi did not show any sign of ill health prior to this,’’ he said when contacted by Bernama.

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He said, the former RISDA chairman, had been placed under specialist’s observation at the HTF coronary care unit (CCU) for further action.

Ruzaini said he had visited Zahidi, who was undergoing examinations and was being monitored, this morning and the latter was in a stable condition.

He said only close family members were allowed to visit Zahidi for the time being.

Zahidi had been the Padang Besar Member of Parliament since 2013. Prior to this, the constituency was held by former Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid.

Zahidi, who is now Padang Besar UMNO chief and Perlis UMNO deputy Liaison Committee chairman was an executive council member when he was the Beseri State Assemblyman and Perlis Youth chief.

— BERNAMA