According to the Guinness World of Records, the oldest person who ever lived was a French woman named, Jeanne Calment, who lived to be 122 years old. However, a Sabahan man named, Talib Omar, may have surpassed her by living until he was 130 years old. Talib Omar recently passed away due to COVID-19.
If the claims made by his daughter, Kimri, are true, this makes Talib not only Malaysia’s oldest person but the world’s as well. Although many netizens have speculated against that claim, Kimri has been trying to put the questions to rest and says that her father was asymptomatic when he was at home.
Being unable to care for her father because she works in the capital, Kimri also expressed that her father was healthy enough to even pay her a visit last Raya despite living all the way in Taman Telipok Ria with relatives. She was fortunate enough to be by his side the day he died and even helped him to sit up and drink milk.
After his death, the family had informed the police and a swab test was taken after. Only then did the family find out that their father was infected with Covid 19.
As reported on The News Straits Times, Taman Telipok Ria, which has about 18,000 residents, is under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) until December 10.