OPINION: In Singapore’s Immigration Debate, Sign of Asia’s Slipping Middle Class? - Didi Kirsten Tatlow

Rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com, 17 Feb 2013
Immigration is a hot-button issue nearly everywhere in the world, though the contours of the debate vary from place to place. In the United States, sweeping changes to the law may offer legal residency for millions of people who have entered the country illegally, my colleague Ashley Parker reports.
In Singapore, the debate looks somewhat different: The government plans to increase the population from just over five million to a possible high of nearly seven million by 2030, via regulated, legal immigration, and this is provoking opposition. Full story