Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib is currently undergoing follow-up treatment and observation at the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital (HRC).
The Bureau of Prisons issued a statement on Wednesday (Oct 21) saying that Najib was transferred to the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital on Monday.
“Once Najib is released from the hospital by the medical specialists at the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital or Kuala Lumpur General Hospital, he will return to the Kajang Prison to serve his sentence.”
The Bureau of Prisons mentioned that the High Court ordered Najib to be sent to the hospital for a health check after being informed of his health condition on September 12.
The bureau said the move was in line with Section 37 of the Prisons Act and the provisions thereunder, as well as the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (Mandela Rules).
“As an agency performing its duties under the Prisons Act, the Bureau of Prisons has a duty to ensure that the health of prisoners is observed and cared for at all times, in addition to enforcing sentences.”
“This includes providing treatment facilities and medicines recommended by government medical officials.”