Saturday, April 20

Don’t speculate on my readmission into hospital — Masing


A photo handout shows Masing (seated centre) with other members of his entourage at Tasik Kenyir in Terengganu.

KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing wants people not to read too much into his readmission into hospital for recuperation from ‘shortness of breath’, let alone speculating unnecessarily over it.

Masing said he had disobeyed doctors’ instruction to take a good rest after getting better from when he was first admitted into the hospital a few weeks ago.

“Yes. My disobedience was when I took 15 community leaders to visit Tasik Kenyir in Terengganu, against doctors’ advice,” he said when clarifying his re-admission to Normah Medical Specialist Centre here.

Masing, who is also Infrastructure Development and Transportation Minister, was admitted again this month following his last admission in July. He said he was told to have one month of rest after his angiogram on July 20 and was told then that his heart had not recovered fully.

He added he had been instructed to take bed rest for two weeks with no activity and more checks will be conducted to ensure there are no other complications.

However a week later, the Baleh assemblyman and Parti Rakyat Sarawak president immediately went to work. Masing said he had to make a statement to avoid unnecessary speculations.