By now we may have already succeeded in convincing most of our people, if not most of Asia and the world as well, that we have the worst Bureau of Customs on the planet. The continuing public spectacle of charges and countercharges of corruption, incompetence, downright criminality and blatant abuse of political influence emanating from the ongoing Senate inquiry into a mammoth drug shipment that
Manu was invited to speak at a symposium organized by Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research on the topic of South Korean and Singaporean Development Experiences Lessons Learned for the UAE
Manu was invited to speak at the CIMB Invest Malaysia Conference 25 July 2017. Here are some pictures from the event.
In 2016, I observed that various political upheavals were reflecting a worldwide mood of protectionism, antiglobalization, and a revolt against political correctness. A pivotal issue in both Brexit and the US presidential election was open immigration, a policy regarded by liberals as humanitarian but by many others as threatening to jobs, peace and order, and the fabric of society. The same attit
Manu was invited as a keynote speaker at the Tradevents Connect 2017 in Singapore.
Manu was interviewed for Duty and Regulatory Bulletin of ICIS. ICIS is the world's largest petrochemical market information provider and has fast-growing energy and fertilizer divisions. Here is the link to the bulletin: https://www.icis.com/globalassets/documents/forms/ppf-pdf/icis_chemical-duty-and-regulatory-bulletin.pdf
Manu was invited to speak at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs annual event - 'Outlook 2017' Here are some pictures and videos from the event
Manu was invited to speak at ISEAS Regional Outlook Forum Held on 9 Jan 2017. Here are some pictures from the Forum:
Manu was invited to speak at the Breakfast Talk organized by French Chamber Singapore. Here are some pictures from the event
Manu is quoted in TODAY Online for his view on the TPP. "The TPP is not yet in force so there is no real impact on trade or the economy. It is more a case of lost opportunities." .... "The TPP offered significant benefits to Singapore because of the high-quality nature of the agreement and the access it offered to 40 per cent of world GDP, so we won’t have those upsides." Read M