Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew turned 87 today. "I know if I rest, I'll slide downhill fast," he said in an interview which appeared in the New York Times last week, and now he is visiting Moscow and Paris.
An election seems round the corner with the government listening to the people, tightening immigration, offering more Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats.
So, I have been wondering today, will MM Lee stand in the next election?
He will be in his 90s when the next parliament is dissolved.
Even then he won't be the oldest lawmaker on record.
That honour goes to Strom Thurmond, who was a senator representing North Carolina when he died at the age of 100 in 2003. He had been a senator since 1956.
The oldest US senator now is Robert Byrd, in his 90s, who has been representing West Virginia since 1959.
Born in November 1917, he is five years older than MM Lee.
MM Lee was only 35 when he was elected prime minister in 1959, much younger than Obama, who became president at 47 in January 2009.