- The Straits Times
Could Malaysia be home to the world’s oldest (and undiscovered) person?
A 150-year-old registrant on the Election Commission’s (EC) official website has raised eyebrows, after Democratic Action Party (DAP) Youth publicity secretary Abdul Aziz Isa questioned his existence on Facebook.
On Mar 25, Aziz said he came across the details of the registered voter while looking through a list of voters on the EC website.
According to the screenshot he provided, the registered voter’s birth date is listed as Jan 1, 1868.
Free Malaysia Today reported that Aziz wrote in Malay: “If this information is valid as obtained, this means Malaysia has created a world record for having a 150-year-old citizen.”
He also called for the EC to investigate and clarify if Malaysia indeed is home to the world’s oldest person.
“Such a case raises the question of the legitimacy of the EC as an independent and fair polling body.
“Do not let the EC be covered by a mystery,” he reportedly wrote.
Last year, Guinness World Records named 117-year-old Nabi Tajima from Japan the oldest person in the world.
An Indonesian man, whose age could not be verified even after his death in April 2017, had claimed to be 144 years old. If this was true, he would’ve been the world’s oldest person on record.
The world’s oldest person to have lived is recorded in Guinness as French woman Jeanne Louise Calment, who died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days.