Compiled by ASHLEY TANG, ALLISON LAI and R. ARAVINTHAN
A MAN in Taiwan died after cutting off his penis and slitting his wrist.
The Monday afternoon incident shocked many who saw the 32-year-old Taiwanese with blood splattered all over inside his car that was parked on a road shoulder in Xiyu town, Penghu, Taiwan.
Seeing the driver’s car door wide open, locals approached the man, assuming that the car had broken down, reported China Press.
They were stunned to see him sitting naked and bleeding.
The police and an ambulance were called in and the man was later rushed to the hospital, where he died at about 6pm later that day.
Initial police investigation found that the man had a history of hurting himself.
> Sin Chew Daily reported that a father paid for his crime of killing his three-year-old son eight years ago after he was nabbed for a drug-related offence in Taiwan.
The boy’s death was uncovered when police were tracing the man’s family following his arrest.
It turned out that the 38-year-old man, known as Bai, turned violent when his toddler son wailed after wetting the bed eight years ago.
After learning that his son was no longer breathing the next day, Bai wrapped him up in a blanket and disposed of his body at a hillslope behind his flat.
However, the remains have not been found yet as the terrain had changed over the years.
> Oriental Daily reported that an employment ad offering a pay of between S$2,500 and S$3,400 (RM7,500 and RM12,000) for the position of a prawn noodle cook has caught much attention.
The salary, which is above market rate, together with reasonable working hours from 5am to 2pm for five days a week, has attracted job seekers from Malaysia.
The ad was put up by a popular prawn noodle stall at Tekka Centre in Singapore.
Li Ruifang, who left her job in a multinational company to take over the family business, said her parents were ageing and she needed more help to run the stall.
The above articles are 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.