It's 1973 all over again

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One highlight of 2018 was the story of the Dutchman who wanted an age change.

Born on March 11, 1949, Mr Emile Ratelband was perfectly content with that day and month. It was just the year he proposed to alter - from 1949 to 1969. "We live in a time when you can change your name and change your gender," Mr Ratelband argued. "Why can't I decide my own age?"

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 24, 2018, with the headline 'It's 1973 all over again'. Print Edition | Subscribe