08 Feb '13, 12pm

Singapore Passes Population Plan After Heated Debate: In 17 years’ time, Singapore could see its population swel...

Singapore Passes Population Plan After Heated Debate: In 17 years’ time, Singapore could see its population swel...

SINGAPORE—In 17 years’ time, this tiny but bustling Southeast Asian city-state could see its population swell by nearly a third to 6.9 million people. But should it? And how would the island nation deal with it? People sit along the promenade during lunch break at Raffles Place in Singapore. These pressing questions have stirred raucous debate in Singapore this week, as laymen and lawmakers voiced concerns with a new government platform that keeps immigration as a key tool for tackling the country’s low birthrates and aging population. But they failed to sway the People’s Action Party government, which adopted the plans on Friday after a decisive parliamentary vote. The result was never in doubt, with the PAP holding 80 out of 87 seats in Parliament. But analysts say it could antagonize an electorate that has steadily deserted the ruling party in recent years amid rising s...

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Singapore, which is boosting infrastructure to accommodate a population of 6.9 million by 2030, said the number of people ...

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straitstimes.com 08 Feb '13, 10am

The population white paper was endorsed with an amendment on Friday, with 77 Members of Parliament giving their approval. ...

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Malay share of population will not shrink: PM Lee #whitepaper #sgparliament

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The ratio of Malays in Singapore will not change in the future even as the population grows, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien...

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