World’s oldest serving government head and Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad, took everyone by surprise when he went around a city in Kuala Lumpur on a bicycle ride, a feat which set the Internet twittering.
Mahathir, who celebrated his 94th birthday last month, led a group of youth cyclists in morning around the Putrajaya from where he runs the government.
“This morning we had the chance to bike almost 11km. Thank God, it feels fresh and vibrant,” Mahathir posted on his social media accounts.
A 23-second long video of the event showed Mahathir wearing the athletes’ gear and riding a red bicycle and traveling through parks around a lake.
Mahathir, who is also founder of Malaysia’s first car Patron, generated enthusiasm on social media for his bicycling. The Twitter video of Mahathir riding bicycle was retweeted more than 12,000 times.
A Facebook user reacting to Mahathir’s bicycle ride said: “Wow…incredible..at age of 94.”
On the occasion of his 94th birthday last month, Mahathir said: “My birthday wish is very simple – that I can finish my work setting Malaysia on the road of recovery. It is a privilege and honour to serve this country.”