I've just been told that the PM collapsed while officiating a handing-over of keys to residents in Lumut. Pak Lah is scheduled to meet his Singapore counterpart during the Lumut retreat.
I'll update whenever I can as I'm on the move. Look out for the news in Bernama too.
13 Mei, 2007 20:32 PM
PM Nafi laporan Disebar di Internet Kononnya Beliau Pengsan
LUMUT, 13 Mei (Bernama) -- Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi menafikan laporan yang disebarkan di internet kononnya beliau pengsan semasa menghadiri majlis jamuan rakyat dan perasmian Dataran Hadhari di Teluk Batik, Lumut, tengah hari.
And the national news agency's English version [PM denied rumours spread in Internet that he collapsed].
Final Update, Midnight
PM "almost collapsed", blames heat and lack of sleep. The PM's personal physician conducted several tests (ECG, blood and blood pressure tests) on him after this afternoon's incident and "these were found to be normal". Bernama reported that during the incident, Pak Lah "appeared to be losing his balance and almost collapsed".
The PM himself said his condition could be due to the heat as the weather was very hot and his lack of sleep last night. The PM also admitted that he was worried at first: "I'm relieved now (after the doctor's examination). At first I was worried too. I thank the Almighty that I'm alright."
Read the full report here: Abdullah says not to worry, he's alright.
If you ask me, it's a far more honest take than the earlier flash: PM denied rumours spread in Internet that he collapsed.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Pak Lah collapses in Lumut
At 3:10 p.m.