Compiled by C. ARUNO, PAVITHRA RAMAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
A WOMAN became the envy of many after she was hired to become a full-time nanny to two cats for 6,000 yuan (RM4,000) a month, China Press reported.
“The two cats live in the office. They have their own room. My job is to feed them, give them water, and trim their nails,” Liu Hui (not her real name) from China’s Jiangxi province told reporters.
She was originally hired in August as an administrative assistant for a company selling electrical appliances.
Even though she was being interviewed for an administrative job, the company asked her if she would be comfortable taking care of the owner’s cats. She said she would, and they hired her right away.
“I love pets. I have a dog. While I have always wanted a cat, I do not have the means to get my own.
“This job allows me to fulfil my dream of having cats,” she said.
Liu became the most trending topic on Chinese social media after her job scope came to light.
> Pianist Li Yundi is set to make a comeback to the music scene after keeping a low profile for two years following his arrest for allegedly soliciting a prostitute, Sin Chew Daily reported.
This was revealed during a concert by Croatian pianist Maksim Mrvica in Australia recently.
Born in Chongqing, China, Li, 39, is expected to perform in November 2023 in Sydney.
However, there have been mixed reactions by Internet users in China to the news.
While some condemned him, others felt there was nothing China could do to stop him from performing overseas.
Li was reported to have been detained by Beijing police in October last year.
His membership in the Chinese Musicians’ Association was revoked and he was banned from performing in China.
Li is known for being the youngest pianist to win the XIV International Chopin Piano Competition in 2000 at the age of 18.
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.