It's not true: Raghad denies taking Taib Mahmud out of hospital against doctor's advice

KUALA LUMPUR: Toh Puan Raghad Kurdi Taib has denied taking her husband, former Sarawak Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud, out of hospital against the advice of doctors.

On an Instagram post, she had shared a report on police probing that Taib had been taken out of hospital against doctors' advice, adding that it was untrue.

"That's not true. This is the proof," she wrote on her Instagram account.

She had also attached images of what appeared to be a nurse's note.

The note, which was dated Feb 2, was mostly illegible handwriting, and was believed to be signed off by a nurse named Benedette Tommy.

Earlier, a police report supposedly lodged by a doctor at the private hospital where Taib had been warded, went viral.

London-based website Sarawak Report had claimed that Taib was "taken by force" from the hospital back to his residence in Demak Jaya, Kuching last night.

The report used the headline 'Taib 'absconded' at midnight from hospital ICU against doctors orders by Raghad'.

Police later confirmed that it had received a report on the incident.

Sarawak police commissioner, Datuk Mancha Ata, said the incident is being probed under Section 336 of the Penal Code, under negligence which could endanger the lives of others.

Last year, Abang Johari said Taib was recuperating after being taken ill while he was on leave abroad and that his health was improving.

In November last year, Taib's sons had filed an injunction against their stepmother, Raghad, over the transfer of shares of a private company – Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad to Raghad.

Datuk Seri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib had reportedly challenged the authenticity of his father's signatures on some documents involving transfer of shares from a company to Raghad.

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