( Yangon, 22 June 2013) : Probably the tallest man of the world is living in Burma. The exciting news is generated by Myanmar News Now that a Burmese citizen with the height of 8 feet 4 inches is found in a remote village of central Burma.
Ko Win Zaw Oo, now aged 36, hails from Hton Pauk Chai village of Netmauk township in Magwe division is reported to be the tallest man of the country. The son of U Aung Hla and Daw Mauk Tin may even get the status of tallest man in the Guinness Book of World Records as the present record is with Sultan Kösen (date of birth: 10 December 1982) of Turkey whose height was recorded 8 feet 2 inches in 2011.
Till the media found Ko Win Zaw Oo as a tallest young man of Burma, he was not known outside his remote village.
Ko Win Zaw Oo had however the normal height till he attained the age of 15. Later he started growing in a faster way to reach the present height.
A drop out from school, Ko Win Zaw Oo left his village to Yangon in 1988 for some works. For few years he was there and worked in a milk-curd shop.
The media report says that he likes milk and curd very much. And working in a milk-curd shop, Ko Win Zaw Oo got the opportunity to have the milk products frequently. He returned back home at the age of 18 and since then his height started growing fast.
Now Ko Win Zaw Oo wants to get his name included in the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest man of the globe.