My senior crane operator told this story about an old Iban guy want to take leave from his boss (happened many years ago)
Old man: Boss, I want to take a leave.
Old man: Wife got baby.
Boss: Wow, that’s good.
Old man: What good? Send letter, letter come. Send money, money come. I not come, baby come. How come?
some what like a classic joke, haven’t got home for months, maybe a year but the wife got baby
Another story, different guy.
Old man: I want a holiday.
Boss: Why? Whats the occasion?
Old man: My father-in-law is the dead man now!!
actually, he tried to tell the boss he got emergency case