Compiled by RAHIMY RAHIM, and C. ARUNO
ALTHOUGH Hong Kong actress Jacqueline Wong (pic) has been on unpaid leave for 20 months since her scandal with married singer Andy Hui broke, her employer TVB is still reluctant to let her go, Sin Chew Daily reported.
This was despite Hui, the husband of Cantopop icon Sammi Cheng, having moved on from the scandal with a new album in the pipeline.
The 31-year-old, who decided to take a six-month hiatus in the United States following the media furore, returned to Hong Kong in December 2019 and has been living on her own savings.
According to a source close to her, Wong is now in limbo as she had signed an eight-year contract with the television company.
It is believed that Wong wanted to switch her career to script writing and producing and was hoping for TVB to release her from the contract.
> A company in Wuhan, China, has found a creative way to encourage employees to arrive earlier to work during winter, China Press reported.
To reward employees who report to work on time, the company’s management hides an “early arrival” voucher in the office at the end of each day.
An employee who finds the voucher in the morning will receive entitlements, including getting off work early for one day, arriving late to the office or even 50 yuan cash.
The company manager said many employees started arriving late during winter as they were reluctant to get out of bed due to the cold weather.
However, the company was reluctant to punish them and decided to give them an incentive to arrive early.
Since the voucher system was implemented in mid-December, none of the employees had been late to work.
When the news came to light, many Internet users praised the company for coming up with a creative method to address an internal issue.
> The daily also reported that Internet users were speculating that Taiwanese actress Hannah Quinlivan is pregnant again.
The 27-year-old mother of two was recently photographed wearing a trench coat at a party together with husband, Mandopop singer Jay Chou, and sporting what looked like a baby bump.
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.