An audacious call to boycott food outlets in Singapore that hire many foreigners is drawing fire online., a website that champions the rights of the unemployed, is calling for "a nationwide boycott of F&B outlets that more than 80 per cent foreigners" in its workforce.

The suggested boycott, which will last for a month in May, is to protest against how employers maximise profits by hiring cheaper foreign labour while claiming that Singaporeans shun the jobs, the website's editor Gilbert Goh said in the post that was put up today.

"Employers have always come up with the excuse that local Singaporeans do not want to work in the F&B industry but my question to them is have they try (sic) hard enough?
"Are they paying our local workers adequately as they can't compare the needs of the local workers with those who are foreigners." he said.

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Onus on men to verify prostitute is above 18

The law was enacted in February 2008 and within six months, two men became the first to be charged for having paid sex with an underage girl.

The girl was a 16-year-old from China. The men, aged 55 and 61 and fathers of teenage girls themselves, ended up in prison.

Under Section 376B of the Penal Code, anyone found guilty of having paid sex with someone under the age of 18 can be jailed a maximum of seven years and fined.

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Three men return to court for underage prostitution case

SINGAPORE: Three men who were charged on April 16 with having paid sex with an underage girl were back in court on Monday to fix a date for a discovery conference.

The men will return to court on June 11, when both the defence and prosecutors are expected to present their cases.

The three men were among the first batch of 44 men to be charged with having commercial sex with an underage girl.

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