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.