Tun Dr. Mahathir is eating homecooked food

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, 82, who underwent a landmark second multiple coronary by-pass on 4 September and an open chest debridement surgery 11 days ago is improving and getting much better. He is starting to eat more, even homecooked food and gaining more strength everyday.

This is the latest media statement from IJN, via Sufi Yusoff:

 

MEDIA STATEMENT


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

Institut Jantung Negara, 4th October….

 

 

YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad spends more time sitting up as he continues to gain strength in his post surgical rehabilitation process.

 

Eleven days into his second surgery for wound debridement, he is now able to consume home-cooked food. It is vital for Tun Dr Mahathir to continue to get good nutrition to build up his strength.

 

IJN doctors are happy that his vital parameters continue to be stable. Tun Dr Mahathir will continue to be warded at the Intensive Care Unit.

-ENDS-

 

For media enquiries;

En. Sufi Yusoff

Office of YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad

 

This is Bernama.com’s story on the subject matter, as at 1.02pm:

October 04, 2007 13:02 PM

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 (Bernama) — Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who is still warded at the National Heart Institute’s (IJN) intensive care unit continues to show improvement, even enjoying home-cooked food, following surgery recently.

IJN, in a statement Thursday said Dr Mahathir, 81, was spending more time sitting up as he continued to gain strength to recover after 11 days in post-surgical rehabilitation.

“He is now able to consume home-cooked food as it is vital for Dr Mahathir to contiune to get good nutrition to build his strength.

“IJN doctors are happy that his parameters continue to be stable and he will continue to be warded at the ICU,” it said.

— BERNAMA

 

 

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Is Malaysia’s Mahathir Asia’s next gourmet baker?

This is a story taken from Reuters about Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s personal ventire with former Malaysia Venture Capital Sdn. Bhd. CEO Jiro Suzuki, The Loaf, which opened its Pavillion doors for business two days ago.

 Is Malaysia’s Mahathir Asia’s next gourmet baker?
Wed Oct 03 06:24:58 UTC 2007

 

By Jalil Hamid

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 (Reuters Life!) – After introducing gourmet croissants to Malaysia, a national politician icon is now cooking up an invasion of Southeast Asia of the baking kind.

Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad plans to turn his Japanese-style bakery business into a chain with outlets throughout the region, his business partner said.

The 82-year-old politician, who is currently in hospital recovering heart bypass surgery, is chairman of the firm operating “The Loaf”, Malaysia’s first fancy bakery and which opens its second, and biggest, outlet this week.

“I think we can go to Singapore at the end of 2008 and Jakarta, Bangkok, Phuket and Bali in 2009,” Jiro Suzuki, Mahathir’s Japanese partner, told Reuters.

“It will be either through franchising or joint venture,” said Suzuki, speaking at the new two-million-ringgit ($588,000) outlet in Kuala Lumpur’s swanky shopping belt of Bukit Bintang.

“Ultimately, we will go for the initial public offer within five years,” he said, adding that the 3,600 sq foot flagship store could be profitable within two years.

Unlike existing Malaysian chains, “The Loaf” offers about 100 kinds of premium bread, pastries and muffins prepared by a Japanese chef using traditional Japanese baking techniques.

The first store, on the northern resort island of Langkawi broke even within a year of opening in July 2006, Suzuki said.

Malaysians eat mainly noodles, nasi lemak or rice cooked with coconut and roti canai, a type of flatbread, for breakfast.

At The Loaf, patrons pay 5 ringgit for breakfast croissants, but a French bakery in a Japanese department store across the street charges less than half that amount for its version.

Mahathir himself has been sampling some of his bakery’s offerings while in hospital, his family said.

“We’ve been getting deliveries at the hospital and Dad’s enjoyed the creme caramel for dessert a couple of times,” his eldest daughter, Marina, wrote on her Internet blog.

Mahathir drew inspiration for the shop from his favorite Tokyo bakery called “Johan”.

Mahathir had some business experience before turning to full-time politics, running a medical clinic and petrol kiosk. He retired in 2003 after 22 years in office as prime minister.

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