Firemen rescue ‘conehead’ schoolboy

A PRIMARY school pupil who got his head stuck in a traffic cone managed to become unstuck only with the help of firefighters, China Press reported.

The incident took place at a school in Pontian, Johor, at around 1pm when the 10-year-old boy, who was playing with other pupils, decided to put his head into a traffic cone.

However, he was unable to remove it later. Upon finding out about the accident, staff members immediately contacted the Fire and Rescue Department.

According to a statement from the Pontian Fire and Rescue Department, six firefighters were dispatched to the scene.

They arrived at the scene at 1.28pm and took 30 minutes to cut open the cone and free the boy.

> A woman became the laughing stock on social media when she asked a potential employer, a restaurant owner, to go to her house to interview her son, Sin Chew Daily reported.

A restaurant owner shared the amusing WhatsApp conversation on social media, which quickly went viral.

“Let’s meet on Wednesday. I will send my home address to you,” the woman wrote.

The owner had initially assumed the woman was looking for a job.

She was surprised when the woman said she was helping her son apply for the role.

“Not only did she try to apply for the job on behalf of her son, she kept asking questions about salary and benefits but neglected to ask anything about the nature of the job.

“Moreover, she even gave me her home address. She expected me to interview her son at their house,” she said.

The frustrated restaurant owner explained that this was not a case of a parent asking about a university course on behalf of his child.

“While information about salary and benefits is important, isn’t it common knowledge that interviews are held at the workplace?” she quipped.

● The above article is 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 this ‘ >’sign, it denotes a separate news item.