Poser over 150-year-old voter in Sarawak

Abdul Aziz Isa says he doubts the EC’s listing but will apologise if proven wrong.

PETALING JAYA: DAP today questioned the discovery of a 150-year-old voter purportedly registered in Sarawak.

DAP Youth publicity secretary Abdul Aziz Isa said he had come across the voter, Mohd Said bin Mohd Arshad Mohd Said, when making a checklist on the Election Commission’s (EC) official website.

Mohd Said was apparently born on Jan 1, 1868, with the IC number 680101-13-0069.

Aziz said according to the website, Mohd Said was a registered voter in the Krokop district, located under the Pujut state constituency and Miri parliamentary seat.

“If this information is valid as obtained, this means Malaysia has created a world record for having a 150-year-old citizen,” he added.

In a statement, Aziz said according to the Guinness World Records, the oldest living person is Japanese supercentenarian Nabi Tajima.

At 117, Nabi is the last known surviving person born in the 19th century.

The oldest living person ever recorded, meanwhile, was a French woman named Jeanne Louise Calmant who died at the age of 122.

“If indeed Mohd Said is 150 years old, why is he not recorded by Guinness World Records as the oldest person in the world after Jeanne Louise Calmant?”

Calling on the EC to verify the information and provide an explanation for the case, Aziz said it would indirectly create more concerns and questions for the EC if left unresolved.

“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.”