Yogyakarta sultan hospitalized

Yogyakarta governor Sultan Hamengku Buwono X has received intensive medical treatment at Bethesda Hospital since Friday due to exhaustion.

A representative of the royal family, however, said the sultan would take a break to attend a ceremony to mark his 64th anniversary at the Yogyakarta Palace on Saturday evening.

“The sultan is hospitalized, but at 5 p.m. on Saturday he will return home to celebrate his anniversary which will start at 7 p.m.,” sultan’s brother PrinceYudhaningrat told Antara on Saturday.

He added the sultan would resume the medical treatment after the ceremony.

“The sultan’s health condition has slightly dropped, perhaps due to exhaustion. He also complains about painful stomach,” Hadiningrat said, adding that the sultan was admitted to the private hospital just before midnight on Friday.