Jakarta: United Development Party (PPP) Secretary General Arsul Sani has confirmed that former vice president Hamzah Haz is currently being treated in Gatot Soebroto Central Army Hospital in Central Jakarta.
"He is in good condition. He can still communicate with his family. People can still visit him," said the PPP lawmaker here on Friday.
"He has a health problem due to old age. It is not covid-19. He is quite old," Arsul explained.
The 80-year-old man served as vice president from 2001-2004. He won the vice president election in the parliament, defeating Akbar Tanjung, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Siswono Yudhohusodo.
Hamzah led PPP from 1998 to 2007. He was replaced by Suryadharma Ali in 2007.
During his leadership, PPP became one of the most influential political parties in Indonesia. In 1999 and 2004, the political party collected the third most votes in general elections.