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Flar Earth: Crazy bosses

SOME people use hitmen to blow their rivals away. Others contract witch doctors. Telecommunications workers in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, apparently hired the services of witch doctors to smear poison on the door handles of cars and offices to make their senior executives go insane. Workers drew up the hit list of five intended victims whom they regarded as a threat.

It seems they were shopped by board members of the Postal and Telecommunications Corp, who promptly reported their intended skulduggery to the communications minister, who promises to look into the matter. But what is puzzling is why any employee would think that by driving their bosses mad they would improve their lot.