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Friday, 16 December 2016

Rival funeral service employees fight over seriously ill patient

  • Compiled by NURLINA SHAHARUDDIN, NG SI HOOI and R. ARAVINTHAN

EMPLOYEES of two rival funeral service companies got into a scuffle outside a hospital, Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported.

The incident happened at a hospital in Shenyang, China, on Dec 3 when workers rushed there upon hearing that a seriously ill patient was receiving treatment.

However, the groups started to fight each other after they failed to agree on which company should take up the funeral service should the patient die.

Police rushed to the scene and detained the men involved.

> Guang Ming Daily reported on an obese thief who was found hiding on the roof awning of a house in Chongqing, China.

The incident happened at 10pm on Sunday when the thief failed to escape from the house as the owner returned.

The owner, who was shocked to learn that his house was ransacked, called the police.

The thief climbed up the roof and hid on top of the awning to escape detection.

However, due to his weight, the awning started to crack and the policemen heard the sound.

The thief, who is in his 50s, was charged in court on Tuesday.

> The daily also reported about a seven-year-old girl who was pushed down by robbers as she guarded her mother’s motorcycle in Puchong on Monday.

The paper said two men suddenly pushed down the girl who was standing next to the motorcycle.

The culprits then fled with the motorcycle.

  • 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.


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