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SAM expresses sympathy to member who lost leg following clogged arteries

16/02/2021 10:35 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16  -- The Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM) shared their sympathy and grief on the tragedy that befell one of its members, Fuad Rahim whose leg was amputated due to complications of clogged arteries.

SAM president Datuk Jasni Shafie said Fuad, an independent sports commentator and presenter at Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) Johor, had always been involved with the organisation during the live and delayed telecast of the SEA Games, Malaysian Games and other sporting events.

In a statement, Jasni said doctors had to amputate Fuad’s left leg and perform three surgeries to replace the clogged arteries in his hands and feet.

“He underwent a successful nine-hour surgery at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) yesterday and his condition is now stable.

“Through a telephone conversation last night, Fuad said he is fine at the moment but need to rest to improve recovery after surgery. We pray for Fuad’s speedy recovery and hope he will remain patient in facing this test,” he said.

-- BERNAMA

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