Mon, Feb 18, 2013 - Page 4 News List

Singaporeans turn out for rare protest

IMMIGRATION POLICY:The population has risen by more than 1.1 million in less than a decade to 5.3 million and the government is eyeing 6.9 million by 2030


Since the 2011 polls, Lee’s party has lost two by-elections. The government “paid a political price” with the infrastructure strains as a result of a bigger population, the prime minister said last month.

In other developments, Lee’s father, Lee Kuan Yew (李光耀), Singapore’s first prime minister, has been discharged from hospital after suffering from a condition linked to a prolonged irregular heartbeat.

The elder Lee, 89, was sent to the Singapore General Hospital after the suspected transient ischemic attack, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office.

The office said Lee Kuan Yew is resting at home.

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