111yo Seliman Bandang is Malaysia’s oldest living man

Seliman (fourth right) posing for a photograph with his family members.

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Aug 28: Seliman Bandang, a 111-year-old man from Tenggalat, Saratok has gained entry into the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) as the oldest living man in Malaysia.

MBR caught wind of the story about the centenarian after he was featured in the newspapers as the oldest person in Sarawak who had been vaccinated against Covid-19.

In a short live video moderated by MBR marketing director Jwan Heah on its Facebook page yesterday (Aug 27), Seliman was seen mustering a smile and a wave to the audience after being announced that he would be listed in the Book.

Through his grandson Michael Bandang, Seliman told viewers that his secret to longevity is always being happy and living a stress-free life.

Michael also added that the family prepares balanced meals for him as well.

Seliman also shared that throughout the years, there is no sweeter memory than watching his grandchildren grow up and having the opportunity to experience the development and changes in Malaysia.

He also said that he was very proud of seeing the Pan-Borneo Highway Project in Sarawak being built and nearing completion.

Born on March 21, 1910, Seliman is currently residing at Rh Mulok in Krian.

Previously, the oldest living person in Malaysia record was held by Annamah Abukutty who was born on March 31, 1911. — DayakDaily