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Singapore needs to allow more freedom of expression, says CEO of Spire Research and Consulting.   © Reuters
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SINGAPORE -- Singapore needs to be more confident and allow greater freedom of expression to remain a competitive, innovative economy, said Leon Perera, CEO of Spire Research and Consulting, an emerging markets specialist.

Before becoming CEO of Spire Research, Perera was assistant head of the Singapore Economic Development Board's Enterprise Development Division. He is currently serving as a nonconstituency member of Singapore's Parliament.

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