Malaysia’s King Not Ill, In Stable Health

MALAYSIA – The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah is in stable health and not ill as rumored through text messages, authorities assured Malaysians today.

Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir told reporters that there is not truth about text messages that said the King’s health has deteriorated following a request to hold Yassin prayers for His Majesty’s health.

The text messages said the King was ill and had collapsed in the palace. Authorities, however, denied the rumors.

“His Majesty is not ill as rumoured through the short messaging system (SMS), the source of which I am not sure. To my knowledge, the King is in stable health. Doctors are always on hand to monitor his Majesty’s health,” Mukhriz told reporters.

Mukhriz clarified that the holding of Yassin prayers for the Majesty’s good health and prosperity is normally held in Kedah because Kedahans love him.

With the onset of technology, the spread of rumors and unfounded reports have become headaches for governments and organizations around the world.

In the US, several politicians and Hollywood stars have fallen victims to reports that they have died in tragic accidents. The reports were first spread through text messages. –