THE mother of the late Hong Kong singer-actress Anita Mui (pic) was granted HK$250,000 (RM130,000) for her 95th birthday party, China Press reported.
Mui, the Cantopop diva, passed away in 2003 at the age of 40 due to cervical cancer.
She had set up a trust fund that prevented her mother and elder brother from misusing her inheritance by providing them monthly funds.
Every month, her mother is given HK$70,000 (RM37,000) but she and her eldest son (Mui’s brother) were dissatisfied with the amount and had tried to request for the monthly funds to be increased to HK$200,000 (RM105,000), and even tried to get the entire inheritance of HK$71mil (RM37mil) at one go.
Her mother had been declared a bankrupt twice.
She applied for more than HK$200,000 for her 95th birthday bash and was granted HK$250,000 by the judge.
There were 20 tables at the party. She came dressed in cheongsam and adorned with jewellery such as a jade ring, earrings and a necklace.
She received gifts such as a golden statue of the Goddess of Mercy and a golden peach.
She, however, refused to reveal how much she had spent for the lavish event.
> In an attempt to test his wife’s love for him, a man in Lishui city in the southwest of China’s Zhejiang province stood in the middle of the road and was hit by a truck.
According to Sin Chew Daily, the couple were arguing by the roadside and the drunken man then went to the middle of the road in an attempt to test if his wife would pull him to safety.
His wife did try to get him to safety but failed to stop his antics and he was hit by a truck. The man suffered numerous fractures but was still alive.
Netizens criticised the man with one saying: “What a price to pay for testing one’s love. He brought harm to himself, his family and the driver.”
> No mood to work? Take the day off.
A company in Changzhou city in China’s Jiangsu province, has been allowing employees to take a day off once a month without having to provide any reason, Nanyang Siang Pau.
A company spokesman said when employees face trouble that affects their mood, they can apply for this paid leave once a month.
The company has been doing so for three years and about 30% of employees have applied for such a day off.
? The above article 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.