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Singapore defends population forecast

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Singapore on Monday defended its population policies after an outcry over a forecast that it could have 30 percent more people in less than 20 years, with foreigners forming almost half the total. 

Pedestrians pictured in a downtown financial district of Singapore on January 29, 2013. Singapore has defended its population policies after an outcry over a forecast that it could have 30% more people in less than 20 years, with foreigners forming almost half the total. (AFP Photo)

A controversial report issued last week by a government agency said the city-state's population could reach up to 6.9 million in 2030 from the current 5.3 million.

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