Was Negeri Sembilan woman Safiah Ujang the oldest person to ever live?


ABOVE: Malaysia's and perhaps the world's oldest woman Safiah Ujang.

On Thursday this week, Malaysia's oldest woman passed away at her Kg Seberang Batu Hampar home, near Rembau, at the age of 128 years of age. She just may be the oldest woman to ever walk on planet Earth

Safiah Ujang, died from natural causes around 1pm, having been born on February 11, 1889 according to her identity card.

"I had been looking after my grandmother for a month before her condition worsened. She had been very weak," said Mohammad Hafiz, who is one of Safiah's six grandchildren.

"She had lost her appetite and refused to eat rice. She only requested fruits and milk every day," he said.

Safiah was laid to rest in her kampung's Muslim cemetery after Asar prayers on Thursday afternoon.

Her 74 year son Abdul Ghani Daud survives her, as do her six grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

ABOVE: French woman Jeanne Calment died at 122 years old.

Wikipedia lists the deceased French woman Jeanne Calment as the oldest lady to have lived. She was born on 21st February 1875 and died on the 4th of August 1997, aged 122 years and 164 days.

ABOVE: Japanese man Jiroemon Kimura died at 116 years old.

If the dates on Safiah's IC card are true, and verified, it just may be she was the oldest person to live in this world, as the oldest man, according to records was Japanese citizen, Jiroemon Kimura, who died when he was 116 years and 54 days old.

Time will tell.

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