S'porean Dickson Yeo's detention: Countries educating citizens as spy war heats up

Australia's counter-espionage agency Asio launched a public campaign warning citizens of spies.
Australia's counter-espionage agency Asio launched a public campaign warning citizens of spies.PHOTO: NP FILE

SINGAPORE - The spy war is likely to heat up as tensions between China and the United States increase, said an academic who specialises in security issues.

Mr Muhammad Faizal Abdul Rahman, a research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said: "South-east Asia, due to its international connectivity, talent pool and importance in China-US competition, could see more espionage and covert influence activities."

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