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  • 50 BBQs - 50 complaints and counting
    50 BBQs - 50 complaints and counting

    50 BBQs, a series of free barbeques organised by the Australian High Commission, has led to complaints about a controversial ticketing system …

 
  • Myanmar KFC fans queue for hours for first taste of US fast food
    Myanmar KFC fans queue for hours for first taste of US fast food

    Fried chicken aficionados queued for hours at Myanmar's first KFC restaurant Tuesday, as the US fast food chain became the latest big foreign brand to open an outlet in the long-cloistered nation. KFC is the first major US restaurant chain to open in the country as reforms and the removal of most sanctions since the end of outright junta rule tempt investors to a market of millions of prospective consumers. My aunt in Singapore says it is also famous there," the 50-year-old told AFP, brushing off concerns that a taste for foreign fast food could lead to expanding waistlines.

  • Who will defend us? Singapore PM asks as society rapidly ages
    Who will defend us? Singapore PM asks as society rapidly ages

    Singapore's population is ageing faster than nearly any other society in the world, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Tuesday, warning this could have a serious impact on the economy and defence. Lee, 63, said he was worried that the city-state's population was expanding at its slowest pace in a decade despite the government's incentives to encourage citizens to produce more babies. "Who is going to pay the taxes to spend on whom?" he asked in a speech at a forum organised by the Singapore Management University.

  • Indian sentenced to 20 months for sex with minor

    Singapore, June 30 (IANS) An Indian national in Singapore was on Tuesday sentenced to 20 months' imprisonment for having sex with a minor, a media report said. Dere Sachin Pravin, 39, was convicted before the State Courts on three counts of sexual penetration of a minor under 16, with two other counts taken into consideration, Channel News Asia reported. The accused came to Singapore to work in 2011.