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DPM: Mugabe Welcome To Seek Treatment Here

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BAGAN DATUK - The Government will not prevent or object to former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe coming to Malaysia to seek medical treatment, says Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He said this stand was in line with the Government’s aim of promoting health tourism in Malaysia to the international community.

“We have no objection. We (Malay­­sia) do not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries,” Dr Ahmad Zahid said yesterday.

He was asked to comment on a news report saying that Mugabe and his wife Grace might come to Singapore or Malaysia.

However, he confirmed that the 93-year-old had been to Malaysia a number of times to seek medical treatment at private hospitals.

“Based on the record we have, he sought medical treatment in Malay­sia at least three times in the last 10 years,” he said.