21 Feb '13, 12pm

The Singaporean government's white paper on population projects a possible rise to a whopping 6.9m by 2030

The Singaporean government's white paper on population projects a possible rise to a whopping 6.9m by 2030

HAUNTED, as ever, by the CIA’s most notorious mis-assessment of Iran (which, they said, “is not revolutionary or even in a pre-revolutionary situation”, just months before the 1978 revolution), I headed down to what is supposed to be Singapore’s biggest protest since independence—just in case. No worries. There are probably as many as 5,000 people (out of a population of 5.3m) braving the monsoon rains at Speaker’s Corner, a muddy field reserved for just this kind of thing, to abuse and jeer at the government. But there’s no whiff of insurrection in the air; I reckon the prime minister will survive. Your investments are safe. The government’s policies on immigration were the object of the protesters’ wrath. Even short a revolution, this promises to remain the country’s most sensitive issue for some time to come. The fact that there was a public protest at all in this tight...

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