Kelantanese centenarian may be second oldest person in Asia


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 06 Nov 2014

A WOMAN from Kelantan is said to have celebrated her 115th birthday on Oct 29, reported Harian Metro.

Centenarian Esah Jusoh has five children from three marriages and her children said she was free from any chronic disease.

“She could no longer walk since three months ago. She needs a wheelchair,” said the youngest son, Tuan Bidah Tuan Muda.

If her birth date can be verified, Esah stands a chance to be recognised as the second oldest woman alive in Asia after Misao Okawa, from Japan, who is 116 years old.

> The paper also reported that a steel welder in Segamat was whipped more than 30 times with a PVC pipe after failing to settle a debt of RM80.

The man who wanted to be known only as Azley, 26, claimed he was invited for drinks by two friends. He owes one of them money.

Azley said they drove him to a park and demanded the RM80 repayment.

He tried to explain that he did not have the money but they did not accept his plea and started to beat him with the PVC pipe.

“It is not that I do not want to pay.

“I just started work and did not have enough money,” said Azley.

District police chief Mohd Kamil Sukarmi confirmed that a 23-year-old man was detained at a nearby coffeeshop after the victim lodged a police report.

> A father’s daily routine of sending his son to school ended tragically when the older man was found dead by the roadside, reported Utusan Malaysia.

Mohd Izhar Omar, 49, had stopped his car 100m from the school and collapsed after getting out.

He is believed to have suffered a heart attack.

District chief police Wan Hassan Wan Ahmad said police have ruled out foul play.

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