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February 18, 2013

Singaporeans say 'no' to foreign influx

Thousands protest in Hong Lim Park against government plan to boost population.
People gather on a open field at the speakers corner to listen to people talk about immigration issues, in Singapore on February 16, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN

Thousands rallied in Singapore's Hong Lim Park on Saturday to protest the approval of a controversial white paper by the country's ruling People's Action Party (PAP). Last week, the PAP approved plans to increase the Singaporean population to 6.9 million by 2030 by bringing in foreign workers. The proposed plan would increase the population by 30 per cent, with Singaporeans making up just over half the population.

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