OPINION: Big debate on S’pore’s future - Seah Chiang Nee

Malaysia Star, 9 Feb 2013
THIS week’s article may one day prove to have touched on one of the most important issues that will decide the kind of lives Singaporean families will live.
I am referring to the national debate on a Population White Paper that sets a 6.9 million people target for the Republic, making it the world’s third densest country by 2030.
Because it aims at expanding it by another 30% in just 17 years, the issue and its urgency, now debated in Parliament, have predictably stirred public anger.
According to the paper, the government intends to increase the number of permanent residents (PRs) annually by 30,000, and new citizenships by 15,000–25,000 a year. Full story