119-year-old Thai to be listed in book of world records

national July 11, 2013 00:00

By The Nation

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The authorities in Mae Hong Son plan to nominate a 119-year-old Karen man to the "Guinness Book of World Records" as Thailand's oldest person.

Mae Hong Son Governor Narumon Palawat visited the 119-year-old Kamu Tongnumchokdee as well Norjordoh Wanapanich, 116; and Normikho Rattana-arayatham, 105; in Muang Pam Ville in Pang Mapha district yesterday.

Narumon said after verifying papers,the 119-year-old Kamu could officially be considered the oldest man in Thailand.

Kamu remains active and goes fishing every day. He was born on May 8, 1894, and had four children – one of whom has recently died. He lives in a one-storey house on his own and has simple meals of coarse rice, vegetables with chilli dip and fish. Relatives say he is healthy and able to fend for himself.


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