Dr M takes a 11-km bicycle ride


  • Nation
  • Monday, 19 Aug 2019

Pedal power: Dr Mahathir enjoying his bike ride. — Screencap from @chedetofficial

PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad showed his physical prowess despite his advanced age, Kosmo! Ahad reported.

The 94-year-old leader rode a bicycle for over 11km around Putrajaya and Cyberjaya on Saturday.

“I had a chance to ride a bicycle. Thank God, I feel really more fresh and energetic, ” he said on a video uploaded on Twitter.

Many netizens praised Dr Mahathir for his physical ability.

“Wow! Tun M looks like a young person, ” said one of them.

> The tabloid also reported that a Yemeni teenager was killed in an accident at Pantai Chenang, Langkawi, last Saturday.

Al Shabibi Ibrahim Manueer, 17, removed his safety jacket and was trying to take a selfie on the personal watercraft he was riding when he was hit by waves and fell off the vessel.

Lt Azamshah Apearal of the Civil Defence said the victim was helped by a fellow rider.

“The victim was brought to the Chenang Rescue Tower for CPR before being taken to the Sultanah Maliha Hospital where he was pronounced dead, ” he added.

> Tickets for Exists Reunion Concert in Singapore have been sold out, Metro Ahad reported.

The local pop-rock band’s vocalist, Ezad Lazim, said he was surprised the tickets were snapped up in just 48 hours.

“Exists always gets a great reception in Singapore.

“But to know all 1, 500 tickets sold out in just two days really surprised me, ” he was quoted as telling the Malay daily.

Exists will hold its reunion concert in Singapore on Oct 5. Earlier on Sept 28, the band will perform at the Shah Alam Stadium.

The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.


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