Dr Mahathir goes horse riding

The haze blanketing much of the Klang Valley did not stop Dr Mahathir Mohamad from taking part in one of his favourite leisure activities -- horse riding.

Aided by an early-morning drizzle which helped to improve the air quality, the Prime Minister went horse-riding this morning at the Equine Centre at Universiti Putra Malaysia in Serdang.

"This is among his favourite activities which he has not had time to do for a long time due to time constraints.

"Dr Mahathir spent about an hour on horseback in the area," read a posting on his Facebook page.

After dismounting, he is seen feeding carrots to the horse, and later gives a thumbs-up sign for the camera.

Putrajaya, which is near Serdang, had an Air Pollutant Index reading of 96 as at 11:00am, which is classified as moderate.

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