Woman says eating raw veg has kept her going for 120 years

A SENIOR citizen in Kedah who claims to be 120 years old and has outlived six husbands says she believes eating ulam (raw vegetables) since young is the secret to her longevity, reported Kosmo!

Puan Ahmad from Kampung Bendahara, Kodiang is said to have been born on April 12, 1896. This has not been confirmed by the authorities.

Affectionately known as Tok Puan, she said she only relied on traditional medicine for minor illnesses over the years.

Asked about her wellbeing, Puan Ahmad said she can still move about unaided and hear quite well, but that her eyesight was no longer sharp.

She still cooks and makes her own coffee every day. She rotates among the homes of her four children, who are between 65 and 74 years old.

Tok Puan has 19 grandchildren and 60 great grandchildren.

Tok Puan added that these days she rests more because she gets tired easily.

>A man with a fake Datukship and his wife are alleged to have swindled 2,400 investors of RM24mil in a gold bullion investment scam, reported Sinar Harian.

The couple was said to have also used a co-operative to dupe people into investing in the “scheme” since 2014.

The paper said the duo promised investors they would get their gold bars by investing between RM300,000 and RM500,000.

A total of 282 police reports have been lodged by the investors since 2015. Many reports were also made to the Malaysian Co-operative Commission.

One investor identified as Din, 57, claimed he lost RM500,000 to the couple who also own a goldsmith shop in Klang Valley.

He added that he did a background check on the gold bars, supposedly from a gold mine in Kelantan, but no such mine existed.


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