Former Malaysian PM Mahathir in hospital

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Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, 96, has been admitted to hospital for an elective medical procedure, the National Heart Institute says.

It is the second time in as many months that Mahathir has been hospitalised at the institute.

Mahathir, who has a history of heart problems, was admitted on December 16 before being discharged a week later.

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