Last night (Monday, 9th May 2016), PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim was rushed to the hospital from prison due to fluctuating blood pressure.

His lawyer Sivarasa Rasiah posted a note on Facebook saying, “Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been rushed to the hospital due to unstable high blood pressure. Let us pray for him.

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Source: Free Malaysia Today

Anwar is currently serving a 5-year jail sentence at the Sungai Buloh prison after he was convicted by the Federal Court last February for sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

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The former Opposition leader previously claimed that he was not receiving sufficient medical attention while behind bars. However, the appeal to have him placed under house arrest in lieu of his deteriorating health was countered by the Health Ministry, who said that the 68-year-old had been assessed and treated by a panel of specialists.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speaks to his party staff during a tea break of his final hearing in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Malaysia's top court is hearing this week the final appeal by Anwar challenging his second conviction on sodomy charges in 14 years. If the court affirms the guilty verdict, Anwar could be imprisoned for five years or longer. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Source: AP/ Vincent Thian

We hope that he gets all the medical attention that he needs in order to have a speedy recovery. Get well soon Anwar!

Sources: Free Malaysia Today, The Star (1)/ (2).

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