The world’s oldest living person is Besse Cooper, 116 years and 51 days old, born on August 26, 1896.
Daw Mya Kyi, a 120-year-old Burmese woman, is about four years older than her oldest grandmother.
Daw Mya Kyi is now living in a tent in the monastery compound in Pauk Chaingone village, Amarapura Township, and will turn 120 this month.
Grandmother Daw Mya Kyi is still in good health and is a vegetarian. In an interview with the Myanmar Enlightenment newspaper, she said that her favorite food was sesame pickles.
Mya Kyi is being cared for by the village abbot, U Aw Ba Tha, and Dr Zaw Tun is providing medical care.
Online users in Myanmar are reportedly trying to get Guinness listed as a Guinness World Record holder.