It's disheartening to read that former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will undergo another heart surgery -- his second bypass since 1989.
It will be a rather intrusive surgery for a 82-year-old who has had three heart attacks in the last one year. According to reports, the surgery will be done at the National Heart Institute, the same place where he had his first bypass. He was admitted yesterday.
Dr Mahathir, who retired in October 2003, still keeps a punishing schedule of travel, speaking engagements and press interviews.
Daughter Marina Mahathir will have all the first-hand accounts.