Dickson Yeo tried to get a job in Singapore agencies dealing with classified issues: Ex-diplomat

The experts said the facts of the spying case involving Dickson Yeo (above) paint a textbook picture of espionage operations.
The experts said the facts of the spying case involving Dickson Yeo (above) paint a textbook picture of espionage operations.PHOTO: DICKSON YEO/FACEBOOK

Before Dickson Yeo went to the United States to spy for China - a charge he has since confessed to - he once tried to get a job in Singapore that would give him access to sensitive information.

Former senior diplomat and trade negotiator Barry Desker said Yeo had "tried unsuccessfully to secure employment in Singapore government agencies dealing with classified issues". He was not able to elaborate for security reasons.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2020, with the headline 'Yeo tried to get a job in S'pore agencies dealing with classified issues: Ex-diplomat'. Subscribe