18 Feb '12, 9pm

Opposition parties weigh in on Budget measures: ... to assess whether the proposed expansion in capacity for bus...

SINGAPORE - The National Solidarity Party (NSP) has suggested that the maximum number of foreigners let in annually for the next decade should not exceed 50,000. This is double the 23,000 births required to hit the 60,000 babies needed each year to replace the Republic's population, said secretary-general Hazel Poa in the party's response to the Government's Budget announced on Friday. Ms Poa said it is difficult to assess whether the proposed expansion in capacity for buses and hospitals, as announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam, is adequate because there is "an absence of a population plan for Singapore". This was one of three areas the NSP felt was "inadequately addressed" in what it described as an otherwise "well-balanced Budget, (that was) hard-nosed in some areas and compassionate in others". The NSP also said that while ...

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