Shanghai: A government official was sacked in China for hugging a singer during her performance that he went to see during office hours.
The incident took place on June 21 in Henan province where Wang Liuju was detained for five days for clambering on to the stage and hugging singer, Song Zuying.
Wang was sacked as he went to see the show during work hours, Shanghai Daily quoted Beijing News as reporting.
An official said that Wang's behaviour had embarrassed everyone.
Song had initially planned to sing three songs, but she only sang two.
First Published: Thursday, June 30, 2011, 15:31