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Malaysia's oldest woman dies at 121


  • Nation
  • Friday, 28 Apr 2017

Tom Khamis (second from right) and family members reciting prayers for her late mother Puan Ahmad.

Tom Khamis (second from right) and family members reciting prayers for her late mother Puan Ahmad.

ALOR SETAR: The oldest woman in Malaysia, Puan Ahmad, aged 121 years, died at her granddaughter's house in Kampung Bendahara, Kodiang Friday.

Granddaughter Zaini Noh, 44, said Puan died at 1.30pm from natural causes with her children and grandchildren by her side after feeling unwell for a week.

Better known as Tok Puan, she had four children aged between 65 and 90, 19 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren as well as one great-great grandchild.

She was buried at the Masjid Batu 4 Muslim Cemetery in Kampung Bendahara.

Meanwhile, her youngest daughter Tom Khamis, 67, said her mother could still talk and eat as usual until dawn today.

"She still had an appetite although she was not well due to old age. There was no illness, but she was tired for the last two weeks," she said.

"I have been here to look after her since last week after hearing she was becoming more tired. Before this, she was staying at my house in Kuala Nerang," she said.

Tok Puan had just celebrated her 121st birthday on April 12. - Bernama

Oldest Woman , Malaysia , 121 years old , Died

   

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