The Selangor ruler has urged the public not to worry but to pray for the success of the surgery, which is scheduled to take up to six hours at the Stanford University Medical Centre, and his recovery.
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State Secretary Datuk Ramli Mahmud said the Sultan left for Singapore yesterday before taking a flight to San Francisco this morning.
He was accompanied to Singapore by Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, who will visit the sultan after the surgery. The sultan is expected to be away for three weeks.
The Sultan’s private secretary Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani said the ruler will be treated by Professor Dr Alan Yeung and mitral valve specialist Professor Dr Craig Miller at Stanford.
The Sultan is accompanied to America by family, members of the royal court, two close friends and Datuk Dr Anuar Masduki, a specialist from the Subang Jaya Medical Centre.
All mosques and suraus will be informed to hold prayers for his safe return during the three weeks.
From the State Anthem:
- Duli Yang Maha Mulia
- Selamat di atas takhta
- Allah lanjutkan usia Tuanku
- Rakyat mohon restu bawah Duli Tuanku
- Bahagia selama-lamanya
- Aman dan sentosa
- Duli Yang Maha Mulia.