Singapore arrests man who spied for China within the US
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore authorities arrested a man on his return to the city-state on Wednesday after being jailed for spying on China’s behalf in the US, and said they were investigating whether he was a security risk.
Dickson Yeo, a Singapore national, returned to Singapore after serving in prison in the United States for acting as an illegal agent for the Chinese secret service.
The Homeland Security Division (ITS) will question Yeo to determine if he has carried out activities that compromise Singapore’s security, a statement said in a statement.
“Singapore will not allow our nationals to be undermined or used by foreign actors for activities that harm our security and national interests,” said the ITS.
“The government takes very seriously any Singaporean who enters into a secret relationship with a foreign government and engages in espionage or subversive activities at the behest of foreign powers,” she said, adding that such individuals will be treated in accordance with local authorities’ legislation .
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