• Short Summary

    AN OLD MAN, WHO CLAIMS TO BE 122-YEAR-OLD AND A FAMOUS MALAY REBEL LEADER WHO FOUGHT THE BRITISH LAST CENTURY, HAS RETURNED TO HIS FAMILY HOME AT KAMPONG PULAU TAWAR, IN MALAYSIA.

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    AN OLD MAN, WHO CLAIMS TO BE 122-YEAR-OLD AND A FAMOUS MALAY REBEL LEADER WHO FOUGHT THE BRITISH LAST CENTURY, HAS RETURNED TO HIS FAMILY HOME AT KAMPONG PULAU TAWAR, IN MALAYSIA.

    HE SAYS HE IS THE REBEL MAT KILAU PHO FOUGHT THE BRITISH FROM 1892 TO 1895 AND TEN LIVED AS A FUGITIVE IN HAILAND FOR 30 YEARS. THE OLD MAN CLAIMS HE RETURNED TO PAHANG IN 1926 AND MADE A VOW WITH THE SULTAN OF THE AREA NOT TO REVEAL HIS IDENTITY.

    HE HAD BEEN LIVING UNDER THE NAME "MAT SIAM" -- A NAME GIVEN TO HIM BECAUSE HE HAD VISITED THAILAND WHEN HE WAS YOUNG.

    ON HIS IDENTITY CARD THE OLD MAN'S NAME IS GIVEN AS MAT DIN BIN IBAHIM -- UB THERE IS ONLY A DASH UNDER THE DATE OF BIRTH.

    THE CLAIMED IDENTITY OF THE OLD MAN WAS REVEALED WHEN HE WAS TRACED BY HIS GRANDCHILDREN AND HIS ELDEST SURVIVING SON, INCHE OMAR, 78. THE SON SAYS HE RECOGNISES HIS FATHER BY A BIRTHMARK JUST BELOW HIS LEFT TEMPLE, A MOLE ON HIS RIGHT SHOULDER, AND A CORN ON ONE OF HIS TOES.

    THE OLD MAN IS NOW QUITE A CELEBRITY IN THE AREA AND HAS BEEN VISITED BY STATE OFFICIALS AND ELDERLY CITIZENS WHO HAVE CERTIFIED THAT HE IS MAT KILAU. THE NATIONAL MUSEUM IN KUALA LUMPUR IS SENDING A FOUR MAN TEAM TO SEE THE OLD MAN AND INVESTIGATE HIS CLAIM.

    HE HAS???A 65-YEAR-OLD WIFE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9OX9GYTYKHLU4T19V1KTKG25S
    Media URN:
    VLVA9OX9GYTYKHLU4T19V1KTKG25S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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