Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Samsudin Osman confirmed that Rafidah was on medical leave.
“Sheâ€™s having problems with her leg. There is an infection or something,” he told the New Straits Times. — NST
Meanwhile, Rafidahâ€™s aides said she went home at noon and later left for the airport to catch a flight to Perth, adding that the minister would be away for one week. — The Star
Must be a pretty damn serious “leg infection” that local hospitals can’t do anything about it. I wonder who’s footing her overseas medical bill then, oops, i’m sorry, it must be us, the Rakyat (yes, that’s right with a capital “R”). But, hang on, if its something so serious that local hospitals can’t handle, then why only 1 week? If its really so bad, shouldn’t it take more than 1 week to fix/heal?
Maybe its a bad case of “chicken-itis”?