November 18, 2018

KFC quits Fiji in tale of two colonels

Kentucky Fried Chicken has closed its three stores in Fiji, claiming Commodore Frank Bainimarama's regime had blocked imports of secret ingredients until the secret recipe was revealed. Fiji disputes the claim, saying KFC pulled out because of falling sales and rising costs. The restaurant … [Read more...]

Shinawatra led opposition sweep to victory in Thailand elections

The party of exiled ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra which is now led by his sister Yingluck Shinawatra has won a massive victory in Thailand's general election. Provisional results show with 92% of votes counted, Ms Yingluck's Pheu Thai party had won 260 seats, giving it a majority in the … [Read more...]

Indian beauty contest winner booed for being blonde

Jacinta Lal, a 21 year old actress and model from New Zealand was subject to complaints and booed by some of the audience when she won the Central District pageant of the Miss IndiaNZ beauty contest. Her crime was not being ugly or unworthy, it was that she didn't look 'Indian enough'. Her blonde … [Read more...]