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Saturday January 1, 2011

Man’s hand chopped off by angry robbers

A gang of three armed robbers chopped off the left arm of a car repairman in Johor Baru because he did not have enough money on him.

They only managed to get RM300 cash and a mobile phone from the victim, reported SinChew Daily.

At about midnight on Wednes­day, Wang Kai Yin, 28, from Kulai was driving home alone but stopped his car at a parking lot in a park after hearing an unusual noise.

When he got down to check, three men on two motorcycles demanded he hand over all his cash and valuables.

Wang surrendered his wallet, but when he told them he had no more money, one of the robbers got angry and cut off his arm.

> Employers who fail to release their workers on Dec 31 or give them a replacement holiday if they have to work may face a fine of up to RM10,000, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.

Labour Department head Datuk Sh Yahya Sh Mohamed said workers who had to work on Dec 31 must be given a replacement holiday or paid according to the public holiday rate.

> Other News & Views 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 sub-heading, it denotes a separate news item.

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