16 Feb '13, 4pm

Rare public protest in Singapore against govt's decision to admit more foreigners

Rare public protest in Singapore against govt's decision to admit more foreigners

SINGAPORE: Nearly 3,000 people held a rare rally in Singapore on Saturday to protest a government plan to increase the city-state's population by admitting more foreigners, voicing concerns that it will worsen already strained public services and push up the cost of living. Such demonstrations are rare in the Southeast Asian country, known for its image of political stability and efficient governance, with the ruling People's Action Party stifling opposition voices and placing tight controls on public protests. The chief organizer of the rally, Gilbert Goh , said the protest was a display of citizens' unhappiness over the population plan, which was endorsed in parliament on February 8. "They want to tell the government, please reconsider this policy. The turnout is a testimony that this policy is flawed and unpopular on the ground," he said. According to the plan, the gove...

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SINGAPORE (AP) — Nearly 3,000 people held a rare rally in Singapore on Saturday to protest a government plan to increase t...

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Rare Singapore rally on immigration

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SINGAPORE: Nearly 3,000 people attended the city-state's biggest protest rally in recent memory today, amid growing public...

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Singaporeans have been staging a rare political demonstration to protest against the surging number of foreign workers in ...

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More than 1,000 Singaporeans attended the city-state's biggest protest rally in recent memory today, amid growing public i...

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Singapore seethes over population plan

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The protest held on Saturday, 16 February 2013, against the government’s 6.9 million population White Paper saw the second...

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