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Saturday, 25 January 2014

Boy kills self over parents’ no-show for CNY

A BOY from Wangjiang county of Anhui, China, took his own life after he learnt that his divorced parents were not spending the Chinese New Year with him, reported major Chinese dailies.

Xiao Lin, nine, hanged himself on a rope in the bathroom after having dinner with his grandparents on Monday.

The dailies reported that Xiao Lin had not seen his parents much after they divorced two years ago.

Custodial right of Xioa Lin was given to his mother.

After the divorce, his parents formed new families while working outstation all year long.

He lived with his maternal grandparents, uncle and aunt.

Xiao Lin’s grandparents had reportedly told him that his parents “might not be able to return home for the Chinese New Year”.

His father rushed back from his workplace in Fujian and cried when he saw Xiao Lin’s body.

> Employees of a real estate company in Zhecheng county of Henan, China, received 11 million yuan (RM6.06mil) worth of cash bonus and gifts during their annual sharing and dinner function, reported Nanyang Siang Pau and Kwong Wah Yit Poh.

One of the employees who received two million yuan (RM1.1mil) worth of cash bonus had to use a jute sack to bring the money home.

> Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported that an undergraduate earned 500 yuan (RM275) within half an hour by providing pay-to-use wireless Internet access service to passengers on a train in Chengdu, China.

Wang, 19, used a 3G card, a laptop and free wi-fi software to turn his computer into a portable hotspot.

With the software, he was able to customise the connection speed limit, which allowed him to charge users accordingly by the hour.

His charges ranged from 10 yuan (RM5.50) per hour for connection at 20kbps to 20 yuan (RM11) per hour for connection at 100kbps.

Although it was rather pricy, many users still paid for the connection as it was the only wi-fi coverage available on the train.

●  Found in Translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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