Maid climbs out of window to escape work stress

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  • Thursday, 01 Dec 2016

Unable to cope with work stress, an Indonesian domestic helper decided to take the risk by climbing out of the window of a third floor apartment in Selayang, Gombak.  The 41-year-old woman began her descent at 8.10am by tying cloth together to make a long rope. However, luck was not on her side as she got stuck on a window frame on the second floor while making her way down. Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Mohd Sani Harul said the team received a call from the public about a woman standing outside the window frame. The victim was seen holding tight onto the makeshift rope when rescue officers arrived at the scene. The Indonesian maid was brought down safely using a ladder and handed over to the police for further action.  

> Woman collects recyclables to help support six grandchildren  

Despite her age of 58, Nor Azian Yusuf walks up to 9km every alternate day to collect plastic bottles and aluminium cans to sell to support her six grandchildren. She could be seen with either one of her grandchildren, pushing a trolley full of rubbish bags that are filled with recyclables in Setapak and Gombak area. The grandmother, who prefers to be called Umi, explained that she was helping to shoulder the burden of her daughter, who is a single mother. Umi has another daughter with disabilities (OKU), who requires special formula milk, which cost RM350 a month. Her grandchildren are aged between 18 months and 10 years old. Four attend school and take turns to accompany her. "If I don't look for plastic bottles and tins, how (can we afford) to eat and pay for the children's school expenses?" she said. She would usually take up to four days to fill in a rubbish bag and could earn up to RM40 a week. Umi said sometimes she felt sad as her grandchildren were insulted for helping her with the menial chore. But she would advise them never to feel ashamed for earning halal fortune. 

> Shu Qi keeps mum about pregnancy 

Taiwanese actress Shu Qi is reportedly pregnant. However, Shu Qi and her husband Hong Kong actor-director Stephen Fung had yet to confirm the news.  When approached by the media, the 40-year-old artiste merely said that according to Chinese belief, the good news should only be shared after three months into the pregnancy.  “It is not good to tell a lie so even if you suspect anything, do not ask me,” Shu Qi added. Shu Qi married Fung in Prague, Czech Republic, in September.





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