Mahathir released from hospital after flu bout
KUALA LUMPUR, February 12 - Malaysia's former prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, was discharged from hospital on Monday after being treated overnight for flu, his aide said.
Mahathir, 81, said he was feeling better, according to his aide, Sufi Yusoff. Details of Mahathir's medical treatment were not immediately available.
Mahathir was admitted to the National Heart Institute early Sunday after complaining of discomfort following a visit to southern Johor, where he addressed a conference.
Concerns about the elder statesman's health have risen since he was hospitalized for a week in November after a mild heart attack.
Mahathir underwent coronary bypass surgery in 1989, and family members said he was hospitalized at the heart institute Sunday because his regular doctors were based there.
Mahathir retired in 2003 after 22 years in power but has maintained a busy schedule. theStarOnline