Malaysia’s Oldest Living Man Seliman Bandang Passes Away at 113 Years

By | August 19, 2023



death – Obituary News : KUCHING (Aug 19): Seliman Bandang, the man who held the prestigious title of being the oldest living man in Malaysia, as recognized by the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) in 2021, has sadly passed away today at the remarkable age of 113. His demise has left the nation mourning the loss of a beloved figure who had witnessed over a century of history.

Seliman Bandang’s son, Tuai Rumah Mulok Seliman, shared the news of his father’s passing, stating that he had been receiving medical treatment at Saratok Hospital in recent months. This news comes as a shock to many who had followed Seliman’s journey and celebrated his incredible longevity.

Born on February 10, 1910, in a small village in Sarawak, Seliman Bandang lived through an era of immense change and transformation. He had experienced life under British colonial rule, witnessed the birth of a nation, and saw Malaysia grow into a modern and prosperous country. His life was a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

Seliman’s remarkable journey to becoming the oldest living man in Malaysia began when the Malaysia Book of Records officially recognized him in 2021. This achievement not only brought pride to Seliman and his family but also served as an inspiration to people across the nation. He became a living symbol of hope and a reminder that age should never be a barrier to achieving greatness.

Throughout his life, Seliman had witnessed countless milestones and historical events. From the Japanese occupation during World War II to the country’s independence in 1957, he had seen it all. His wisdom and stories provided valuable insights into the past, making him a treasure trove of knowledge for generations to come.

Seliman’s passing marks the end of an era and a loss for the entire nation. His legacy will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of those who were fortunate enough to have known him. The Malaysia Book of Records, in recognition of Seliman’s extraordinary life, will forever remember him as a true Malaysian hero.


As the nation mourns the loss of Seliman Bandang, it is a reminder to cherish and celebrate the elderly members of our society. Their wisdom, experiences, and stories are invaluable, and we must ensure that their contributions are acknowledged and appreciated.

In conclusion, Seliman Bandang’s passing has left a void in the hearts of Malaysians. His remarkable journey as the oldest living man in Malaysia will forever be etched in the nation’s history. As we bid farewell to this extraordinary individual, let us remember him as a symbol of strength, resilience, and the power of the human spirit..