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Opposition and activists up in arms over Singapore's plan to hike GST

Ruling party says tax rise should not be an election issue

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's government plans a GST hike for 2021-2025.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Singapore's Workers' Party, the main opposition, said Thursday it would not support government plans to raise the goods and services tax as an activist plans a rare protest in one of the costliest cities in the world.

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