03 May '13, 5am

Singapore’s May Day Protest Against Population Policy

Singapore’s May Day Protest Against Population Policy

An estimated crowd of 5,000 gathered in Singapore’s Hong Lim Park on May 1, 2013 to protest the government’s White Paper on population. To reverse the country’s aging population, the government plans to hire more foreign workers which is being resented by many Singaporeans. The May Day protest was the second time that a big crowd gathered in the park to speak out against the population program. Mr Gilbert Goh of Transitioning.org , which helps unemployed individuals, is lead organizer of the event. He writes about the significance of the protest: We hope that the sequel will see a stronger turn-out and hopefully a rejuvenation of power’s power as I have heard many Singaporeans felt helpless and hopeless as all along we are very disunited and fragmented as a country. It took us almost 50 years to achieve a 4000-strong massive turnout for a political protest on 16 Feb and ho...

Full article: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/05/03/singapores-may-d...

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