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Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 14:01
Malaysia's Muhyiddin denies reports of cancer recurrence
By Bloomberg
Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 14:01 By Bloomberg

This photo taken on May 10, 2018 shows Malaysia's Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin attending a press conference in Kuala Lumpur. (ROSLAN RAHMAN / AFP)

Malaysia’s prime minister denied reports that his cancer had recurred, releasing letters from doctors who found no evidence of cancer currently.

Muhyiddin Yassin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018 but was fully treated 

Muhyiddin Yassin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018 and was fully treated with surgery to remove the tumor, followed by chemotherapy that was completed two years ago, according to a signed letter from Pantai Medical Centre Sdn as released by the prime minister’s office.

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“Several medical experts have confirmed that there is no evidence of cancer currently and there is no evidence of the recurring of the disease, and therefore the prime minister is medically fit to carry out his duties,” his office said in a statement.

Muhyiddin also denied reports that said he breached quarantine rules in May after he came into contact with an official who was later confirmed to be positive with coronavirus.

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