06 Feb '13, 12pm

Singapore plans rare protest as population debate rages: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is to hold a rare anti-...

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is to hold a rare anti-government demonstration against plans for a dramatic increase in immigration that would boost the island's population by as much as 30 percent by 2030. Discontent is growing in affluent Singapore over a rising number of foreigners blamed for strains on infrastructure, ballooning housing costs and transportation headaches in a country slightly smaller than New York City. Public expression is a delicate act in Singapore where government figures , including elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew , father of the current prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong , have sued critical opposition MPs for defamation. Nearly all media are pro-government. Protest organizer Gilbert Goh said he hoped to attract 1,000 people to the February 16 event at Speakers' Corner, a designated park exempt from strict government controls over assemblies, speeches...

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