Singapore authorities unlikely to take legal action against Dickson Yeo over US spying case: Experts

Dickson Yeo was sentenced to 14 months' jail on Oct 9, 2020.
Dickson Yeo was sentenced to 14 months' jail on Oct 9, 2020.PHOTO: DICKSON YEO/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Local authorities are still in contact with their counterparts in the United States regarding the Dickson Yeo espionage case, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) told The Straits Times over the weekend.

Although MHA declined to provide further information, observers note that authorities here will likely take no further legal action against Yeo, a Singaporean who was jailed for spying on the United States for China, as his actions did not constitute a direct threat to Singapore.

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