Compiled by C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
A MAN in Taiwan sent his employer a photo of his relative’s corpse instead of the usual death certificate as proof to apply for compassionate leave, reported China Press.
The chilling photo of a corpse at a wake was sent to the man’s supervisor via what appeared to be the popular messaging app Line.
“For my compassionate leave, I can only send you a photo right now.
“I don’t have any documents with me at this moment! I’m sorry, ” he wrote in the message.
A screencap of the conversation was shared on Facebook with the caption “this is the most speechless moment that I have ever experienced”.
The post garnered mixed responses from netizens, with many expressing shock at the man’s action.
“Perhaps they’ve not printed the obituary, and this was the only way they could prove they’re attending a funeral, ” one wrote.
It was also reported that the employee had been on leave since Jan 17 but had requested to have it extended until Feb 17 as he had to attend the funeral, which had prompted his employer to ask for evidence.
> A man in China’s Guangxi province was arrested after he was caught on CCTV cameras wiping buttons in a lift with tissue paper after spitting on it, reported Sin Chew Daily.The footage showed the man spitting on a tissue paper before wiping it on the buttons and this was followed by several bouts of violent coughing.
It appeared as if he was trying to deliberately spread germs all over the lift.
The footage went viral and caused panic among residents living in the same apartment block.
The police managed to track him down and verified that his temperature was normal and he was not coughing.
He was unlikely to have been infected with the novel coronavirus.
He, however, had been remanded for 10 days for causing panic among the public.
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.