Compiled by IYLIA MARSYA ISKANDAR and LIEW JIA XIAN
AN employer who wished to be known only as Wilson took to social media to vent his frustrations after his 36-year-old worker gave him different excuses for being absent from work.
Out of 40 days, she took leave for 18 days on top of her six days off, China Press reported.
She only worked for 16 days from March 15 to April 25.
Wilson said that throughout her employment period, she had given different reasons for having to take leave.
Finally, citing low pay and fatigue, she quit via WhatsApp.
“I didn’t get to see her face and she has quit her job already.
“Some of the reasons that she gave included headache, stomach ache, mother was sick, dizziness as well as pain due to acne growth,” he posted on Facebook.
> The RM5.88mil watch worn by Taiwanese superstar Show Lo has sparked an uproar on social media, Guang Ming Daily reported.
The 42-year-old reportedly lost more than NT$600mil (RM88mil) in axed endorsement deals after his cheating scandal hit the headlines in 2020.
Lo, who is actively making a comeback, recently posted a selfie on his Facebook page.
Sharp-eyed users discovered that his wristwatch was worth around NT$40mil (RM5.88mil).
In less than a day, his post has been liked by 20,000 people and the number of comments has reached more than 1,400.
In the comment section, Lo said he bought the watch at its original price, which indicated he has not changed his spendthrift behaviour even after the scandal.
On April 23, 2020, Lo’s then girlfriend, Internet celebrity Grace Chow, made an explosive social media post accusing Lo of bedding female artistes who were under his wing.
Despite several public apologies and awkward attempts to win Chow back, Lo was shunned and lost many deals and gigs including as the longtime host of the variety show 100% Entertainment.
> A teenage boy in Singapore weighing nearly 100kg managed to shed 25kg after undergoing an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) procedure, Oriental Daily reported.
Prior to this, the teenager had tried losing weight by having meal replacements, but he regained those lost pounds soon after.
After he completed the ESG treatment, he immediately felt that his appetite was much smaller – he ate less rice and had more meat and vegetables.
The teen, who is currently in junior college, revealed that his weight soared during the Covid-19 pandemic and he became lethargic, which affected his studies.
ESG is a new type of minimally invasive weight-loss procedure where a suturing device is inserted into a person’s throat and down to the stomach to make it smaller.
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.