OPINION: Singapore's mid-life crisis as citizens find their voice - Jonathan Head, BBC News

BBC News, 21 Oct 2013
Foreigners now make up close to 40% of the 5.3 million-strong population. They are blamed both for the stratospheric rise in property prices and for squeezing local people out of jobs.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said three years ago he was quite happy to invite the world's richest man to live in Singapore, if it increased the country's net wealth.
But the conspicuous presence in Singapore today of so many of the world's super-rich is leaving many lower-income people feeling left behind.
That debate reached boiling point earlier this year when a government white paper predicted that by 2030, the population would expand to just under seven million, of which only a little over half would be Singaporeans.
The public outcry prompted the government to issue a clarification; the figures were a forecast, not a target, it said. Full story
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