Tun Dr. Mahathir is doing good after second open chest surgery

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, who underwent a second coronary by-pass three weeks ago and a second surgery two nights ago is recuperating well in ICU. He is able to receive immediate family members.

Bulletin Utama TV3 carried out this story tonight as its first news segment. Star TV Asia, based in Hong Kong, presented the same item at the 1900hrs and 2100hrs (Malaysian time), also carried this news.

This is the official statement issued by IJN via Sufi Yusoff, as at 9.49pm tonight:


Institut Jantung Negara, 24 September….


Tun Dr Mahathir remains stable in the intensive care at Institute Jantung Negara following his second surgical procedure last Saturday night. He is conscious and continues to be on close monitoring.

IJN doctors are happy with his current progress.

Tun Dr Mahathir is able to receive visits from his immediate family members.



For media enquiries;

En. Sufi Yusoff

Office of YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad

Published in: on September 24, 2007 at 23:08  Comments (1)  

CUEPACS and MTUC campaigned for product boycott

The Civil Servants Union (CEUPACS) and Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) this afternoon urged its combined eleven million members to boycott products and services which have had significant increased in prices lately. This recent price hike in many of the controlled items had significantly affected and hurt the consumers.

This call for consumers to exercise their ‘consumerism power of purchase in their hands’ is deemed the right thing to do, so that producers/suppliers/retailers will be more sensitive to requirements of the consumers, relatively wage earners with fixed income. This will also make these products more elastic.

CEUPACS and MTUC leaders advocated the consumers to go for alternatives if the current products in the market are deemed too pricey and ‘unreasonable’. This campaign was launched at the Sungei Besi North-South Highway toll.

This call for pro-active consumerism behaviour was featured here in this blog on 14 September as “Boycott chicken, go for alternatives” and 28 May as “Malaysian consumers are weak”. There was a mixed reaction to the boycott call, as some consumers are still very much ‘trapped’ into the essential goods dependency.

This is a positive and progressive move for the Malaysian consumers to make better choices. Its timely that Malaysian consumers should get a hold of their own affairs and not rely on others to ‘fight’ the consumerism issues that they are able to determine on their own. If this boycott ever succeed, it will mark the maturity of Malaysian consumers to use their ‘power of purchase’ in the hands wisely.

Published in: on September 24, 2007 at 02:19  Comments (6)